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Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of Polyfluorinated Arenes with Heteroarenes via C–F/C–H Activation

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posted on 15.02.2013, 00:00 by Daohong Yu, Long Lu, Qilong Shen
The first palladium-catalyzed coupling of 2-pyridyl-polyfluoroarenes and benzoxazole, thiazole, benzothiazole, benzoimidazole, oxazole or oxadiazole via a concurrent C–F/C–H activation is described. Initial mechanistic studies showed that C–F activation of perfluoroarene is likely the rate-limiting step of the catalytic cycle. This protocol provides a useful and operationally simple process to functionalized polyfluoroarenes.