Palladium-catalyzed direct arylation of heteroarenes with aryl mesylates

Chau Ming So, Chak Po Lau, Fuk Yee Kwong

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Not so challenging after all! The first general examples of the direct arylation of heteroarenes by using challenging aryl mesylates as electrophiles are disclosed. These easy reaction conditions also allow the functionalization of other heterocycles, such as caffeine, triazole and benzathiazole (see scheme).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-765
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2011


  • aryl mesylates
  • C-H activation
  • direct arylation
  • heterocycles
  • palladium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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