Catalytic borylation of o-xylene and heteroarenes via C-H activation

Kristin Mertins, Alexander Zapf, Matthias Beller

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Iridium and rhodium complexes catalyze the borylation of xylene and different heteroarenes using pinacolborane via C-H activation. Various five-membered heterocycles such as thiophene, pyrrole, thionaphthene, and indole derivatives yield the borylated products in moderate to good yields. In general, the reactions proceed with high selectivity to give borylation ortho to the heteroatom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Boronates
  • Borylation
  • C-H activation
  • Iridium
  • Rhodium


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