Palladium-catalyzed direct arylation of polyfluoroarenes with aryl tosylates and mesylates

Dong Sheng Lee, Pui Ying Choy, Chau Ming So, Jun Wang, Chak Po Lau, Fuk Yee Kwong

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This study reports the first general Pd-catalyzed direct arylation of polyfluoroarenes with aryl tosylates/mesylates. A wide range of polyfluoroarenes can be coupled with both aryl tosylates and mesylates under relatively mild reaction conditions (90 °C, in the presence of a weak base KOAc, without any additional acid additives). Moreover, a one-pot sequential C-H bond functionalization/C-N bond coupling has been successfully accomplished by employing one single Pd/CM-phos catalyst system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9179-9182
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2012

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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