Iron-mediated C-H coupling of arenes and unactivated terminal alkenes directed by sulfur.

Abstract

A sulfur-directed Fe(iii)-mediated ortho C-H coupling of arenes with unactivated terminal alkenes gives products of regioselective alkene chloroarylation. The novel mechanism involves redox-activation of the arene partner and alkene addition to the resultant aryl radical cation. 
DOI: 10.1039/c5cc02676h

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