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Oxidative Condensations To Form Benzimidazole-Substituted Potassium Organotrifluoroborates

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journal contribution
posted on 17.08.2012, 00:00 by Gary A. Molander, Kehinde Ajayi
A library of benzimidazole-substituted potassium organotrifluoroborates was prepared via the condensation of various potassium formyl-substituted aryl- and heteroaryltrifluoroborates with aromatic 1,2-diamines under oxidative conditions. The efficient Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling of products thus formed to various aryl and heteroaryl bromides was achieved in good yields. The method allows the facile preparation of benzimidazole-containing triaromatic products in two steps from simple potassium formyl substituted aryl- or heteroaryltrifluoroborates.