Rh(Ⅲ)-Catalyzed Coupling of N-(pivaloyloxy)benzamides and Donor/Acceptor Diazo Compounds
（Reported by Rong Ben, April 21th, 2013)
Nitrogen-containing heterocycles are prevalent in drugs and natural products. Recently, the Rovis’s Group developed a new approach to access isoindolones via Rh(III)-Catalyzed C−H Activation.
Mechanistic experiments suggested that C–H activation is turnover-limiting and irreversible.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135 (14), 5364–5367.