Efficient iridium-catalyzed C-H functionalization/silylation of heteroarenes

Biao Lu, John R. Falck

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CSi investigation: The efficient iridium-catalyzed C-H functionalization/ silylation of a wide variety of N-, S-, and O-heteroarenes, including N-unsubstituted indoles, is promoted by 2-norbornene and features a high level of regioselectivity (see scheme; Ts = p-toluenesulfonyl, cod = cyclooctadiene). (Chemical Equation Presented)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7508-7510
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number39
StatePublished - Sep 15 2008


  • C-H activation
  • Heterocycles
  • Iridium
  • Silanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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