Catalytic 1,4-rhodium(III) migration enables 1,3-enynes to function as one-carbon oxidative annulation partners in C-H functionalizations.Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014 Sep 08; 53(37):9931-5.AC
1,3-Enynes containing allylic hydrogens cis to the alkyne are shown to act as one-carbon partners, rather than two-carbon partners, in various rhodium-catalyzed oxidative annulations. The mechanism of these unexpected transformations is proposed to occur through double C-H activation, involving a hitherto rare example of the 1,4-migration of a Rh(III) species. This phenomenon is general across a variety of substrates, and provides a diverse range of heterocyclic products.