Synlett 2011(8): 1109-1112  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259931
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Exploiting Guanidine as a Ligand in Cobalt-Catalyzed Alkyne Cyclotrimerizations

Chad C. Eichman, Jason P. Bragdon, James P. Stambuli*
Evans Chemical Laboratories, The Ohio State University, 100 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Received 19 February 2011
Publication Date:
30 March 2011 (eFirst)


The synthesis of polysubstituted arenes is accomplished via the regioselective cyclotrimerization of alkynes utilizing a guanidine-ligated cobalt catalyst.