Cyanoborohydride-promoted radical arylation of benzene

Takuji Kawamoto, Aoi Sato, Ilhyong Ryu*

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Radical biaryl coupling of iodoarenes and benzene can be effectively promoted by tetrabutylammonium cyanoborohydride with air under photoirradiation conditions using a Xe lamp. The utility of this methodology is highlighted by its functional group tolerance and chemoselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2111-2113
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 18 Apr 2014

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