A Pd-catalyzed intramolecular C-H arylation of nitroarenes has been developed. Nitroarenes bearing tethered aryl groups at the ortho-position can be readily prepared in one step from 2-halonitroarenes by a nucleophilic aromatic substitution (SNAr). Under Pd/BrettPhos catalysis, activations of the C-NO2 bond as well as the C-H bond on arenes generated the corresponding biaryl linkage in moderate to excellent yields.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry