Synfacts 2009(2): 0192-0192  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087652
Metal-Mediated Synthesis
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Efficient Cu/Phenanthroline-Catalyzed Arylation of sp² C-H Bonds

Contributor(s): Paul Knochel, Andreas J. Wagner
H.-Q. Do, R. M. Kashif Khan, O. Daugulis*
University of Houston, USA
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Publication Date:
22 January 2009 (online)


The authors report a general method for the copper-catalyzed arylation of sp² C-H bonds with pKa values lower than 35. The reaction proceeds through the use of lithium alkoxides or potassium phosphate as bases.