Direct C-H arylations of unactivated arenes catalyzed by amido-functionalized imidazolium salts

Debalina Ghosh, Jhen Yi Lee, Chian Yu Liu, Yen Hsin Chiang, Hon Man Lee

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The synthesis of biaryls from unactivated arenes and a broad range of aryl bromides and chlorides via the direct C-H functionalization can be efficiently performed with the aid of amido-functionalized imidazolium salts as organocatalysts. This method avoids the use of toxic transition metal catalysts and organometallic reagents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-410
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 10


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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