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Arylation of Heterocycles via Rhodium-Catalyzed C−H Bond Functionalization

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posted on 2004-01-08, 00:00 authored by Jared C. Lewis, Sean H. Wiedemann, Robert G. Bergman, Jonathan A. Ellman
A new method for the rhodium-catalyzed arylation of a variety of heterocycles has been developed. The reaction provided moderate to good yields of the arylated products. A preliminary mechanistic investigation of this reaction revealed the intermediacy of an isolable N-heterocyclic carbene complex.