Iridium-Catalyzed Borylation of 6-Fluoroquinolines: Access to 6-Fluoroquinolones

Aobha Hickey, Julia Merz, Hamad H. Al Mamari, Alexandra Friedrich, Todd B. Marder, Gerard P. McGlacken

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The Ir-catalyzed C-H borylation of fluoroquinolines has been realized. The quinoline boronic ester formed undergoes a range of important transformations of relevance to medicinal chemistry. Judicious choice of the substituent at C4 on the quinoline facilitated the unmasking of a fluoroquinolonethe core structure of many antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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