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Iron(II)-Catalyzed Cross Dehydrogenative Arylation of a Benzylic C-H Bond
Y.-Z. Li, B.-J. Li, X.-Y. Lu, S. Lin, Z.-J. Shi*
Peking University, Beijing and State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai, P. R. of China
22 June 2009 (online)
An iron(II)-catalyzed cross dehydrogenative coupling of electron-rich arenes with diarylmethanes is reported. This reaction involves both a benzylic sp³ C-H and aromatic sp² C-H functionalization. The reaction proceeds regioselectively if the ortho-position of the anisole or thioanisole is already occupied.