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Hydroarylation of Unactivated Olefins Catalyzed by Platinum(II) Complexes

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posted on 25.08.2008, 00:00 by Bradley A. McKeown, Nicholas A. Foley, John P. Lee, T. Brent Gunnoe
The Pt(II) complex [(tbpy)Pt(Ph)(THF)][BAr′4] catalyzes the hydroarylation of olefins utilizing unactivated substrates. Preliminary studies indicate that the reactions proceed via Pt-mediated C−H activation rather than a traditional Friedel−Crafts pathway.