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Nickel-Catalyzed Decarbonylative C[BOND]H Coupling Reactions: A Strategy for Preparing Bis(heteroaryl) Backbones


  • The authors thank ICIQ, the European Research Council (ERC-277883), and MICINN (CTQ2009-13840) for financial support. R.M. and A.C. thank MICINN for a RyC and JdC fellowships.


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Activation à la carte: The direct arylation of heteroarenes was accomplished by employing aromatic esters as effective coupling partners under nickel catalysis (see scheme; Z=O, S). The key process implies an unconventional and unprecedent Ni-catalyzed decarbonylative coupling utilizing cost-efficient nickel catalysts.