Platinum-catalyzed C-H arylation of simple arenes.


This report describes the Na2PtCl4 catalyzed C-H arylation of arene substrates with diaryliodonium salts. The site selectivity of these reactions is predominantly controlled by steric factors. Remarkably, Na2PtCl4-catalyzed naphthalene arylation proceeds with opposite site selectivity compared to that obtained with Na2PdCl4 as the catalyst. Preliminary… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja408112j


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