J. Hz-;-d, MHz, CDCl3): ? = -114.6 ppm. HRMS (ESI) calcd. for

, mg (55% yield), white solid, pp.141-143

. Mhz, CDCl3): ? = 7.92 (d, J = 7.6 Hz, 1H), 7.55-7.42 (m, 6H), 7.34-7.31 (m, 3H), vol.7

, mg (81% yield), white solid, pp.138-140

. Mhz, CDCl3): ? = 7.91 (d, J = 7.2 Hz, 1H), 7.55-7.40 (m, 8H), 7.32 (d, J = 7.2 Hz, 1H), vol.7

, -(Naphthalen-2-yl)phenyl)isoindolin-1-one (2x

, mg (83% yield), white solid, pp.204-206

. Mhz, CDCl3): ? = 7.97-7.95 (m, 1H), 7.92 (s, 1H), 7.83-7.77 (m, 2H), 7.73 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 7.60-7.57 (m, 1H), 7.56-7.44 (m, 8H), 7.19-7.17 (m, 1H)

, Methoxynaphthalen-2-yl)phenyl)isoindolin-1-one (2y): 76.7 mg (70% yield), brown solid, pp.76-78

H. Nmr, 400 MHz, CDCl3): ? = 7.96-7.94 (m, 1H), 7.82 (s, 1H), 7.69 (d, J = 9.2 Hz, 1H), 7.61 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 7.58-7.55 (m, 1H), 7.53-7.44 (m, 6H), 7.20-7.18 (m, 1H), 7.12 (dd, J = 9.2, 2.8 Hz, 1H), 7.07 (d, J = 2.8 Hz, 1H), 4.16 (s, 2H), 3.89 (s, 3H) ppm. 13 C{ 1 H} NMR (100 MHz, CDCl3): ? = 169

, -(Naphthalen-1-yl)phenyl)isoindolin-1-one (2z

, mg (10% yield), brown solid, Mp: < 50 o C. 1H NMR, p.400

. Mhz, CDCl3): ? = 7.83-7.75 (m, 4H), 7.62 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H), 7.58-7.35 (m, 9H)

, Hz, 1H), 3.87 (d, J = 16.8 Hz, 1H) ppm. 13 C{ 1 H} NMR

. Mhz,

, Dichloro-1,1'-biphenyl (3): Colorless oil

. Mhz, The spectral data match those previously reported, CDCl3): ? = 7.55 (s, 2H), 7.45-7.42 (m, 2H), 7.40-7.33 (m, 4H) ppm. 13 C{ 1 H} NMR (100 MHz, CDCl3): ? = 141, vol.152, p.30

, Ester hydrolysis: 7b (106 mg, 0.27 mmol, 1 equiv.) and 2 M NaOH (1 mL) were stirred in a mixture of MeOH (1 mL) and THF (1 mL) at room temperature for 12 hours. Then, the reaction mixture was basified to pH 14 and washed with ethyl acetate three times. The aqueous layer was acidified to pH 1 with concentrated HCl and the product 7 precipitated out. After washing with pentane and drying under vacuum, Hz, 1H), 7.52-7.39 (m, 7H), 7.32-7.23 (m, 4H), 4.23-4.10 (m, 4H), 3.81 (q, J = 7.2 Hz, 1H), 1.56 (d, J = 7.2 Hz, 3H), 1.27 (t, J = 7.2 Hz, 3H) ppm. 13 C{ 1 H} NMR (100 MHz, CDCl3): ? = 174, p.400

. Mhz, CDCl3): ? = 7.92 (d, J = 7.6 Hz, 1H), 7.52-7.41 (m, 5H), 7.39-7.35 (m, 2H)

. Mhz,

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