Synfacts 2011(4): 0386-0386  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1259624
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Cross-Coupling Made Easy

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Joel Batson
H. Li, J. Liu, C.-L. Sun, B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi*
Peking University, Beijing and Lanzhou University, P. R. of China
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Publication Date:
18 March 2011 (online)


Cross-coupling typically requires the prefunctionalization of one or both coupling partners. However, the authors present here the direct, dehydrogenative cross-coupling of two arene units. In this case, one coupling partner needs to be a polyfluoroarene unit and the other a simple arene (that does not require any activating substituents).