Carboxylate-Assisted Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed Hydroarylations of Unactivated Alkenes through C–H Cleavage


  • Support by the Niedersachsen-Technion Research Cooperation Program and the European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7 2007–2013)/ERC Grant agreement no. 307535 is gratefully acknowledged.


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Catalytic: Ruthenium(II)biscarboxylate complexes enabled highly effective hydroarylations of unactivated alkenes through C[BOND]H bond activation. This method has a broad substrate scope and allowed for versatile functionalizations of highly fluorinated alkenes.