A facile and versatile palladium catalyzed ?-arylation between dihydroisoquinolinones and various aryl halides is described. Combined with borane reduction, it provides a convenient way to prepare 4-aryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines.
A facile synthesis of 4-aryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines
Hu, M., Guzzo, P., Zha, C., Nacro, K., Yang, Y-L., Hassler, C., & Liu, S. (2012). A facile synthesis of 4-aryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines. Tetrahedron Letters, 53(7), 846-848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2011.12.022