Decarbonylative C-H coupling of azoles and aryl esters: Unprecedented nickel catalysis and application to the synthesis of muscoride A

Kazuma Amaike, Kei Muto, Junichiro Yamaguchi, Kenichiro Itami

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A nickel-catalyzed decarbonylative C-H biaryl coupling of azoles and aryl esters is described. The newly developed catalytic system does not require the use of expensive metal catalysts or silver- or copper-based stoichiometric oxidants. We have successfully applied this new C-H arylation reaction to a convergent formal synthesis of muscoride A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13573-13576
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 22


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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