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Keywords:

  • alkanes;
  • cross-coupling;
  • heterocycles;
  • hypervalent iodine;
  • radicals
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A dream reaction: An efficient and practical method for the oxidative cross-coupling of heteroaromatic compounds and simple alkanes has been developed. The desired products are smoothly and regioselectively formed under mild reaction conditions at ambient temperature in a hypervalent-iodine-mediated transformation. The method allows for preferential transformation of stronger Cinline image[BOND]H bonds in the presence of weaker Cinline image[BOND]H bonds under metal-free conditions.