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Mild Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Direct C[BOND]H Allylation of Arenes with Allyl Carbonates


  • We thank Corinna Nimphius for preparing several substrates. This work was supported by the European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7 2007-2013)/ERC Grant agreement no 25936 and by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (IRTG Münster–Nagoya). The research of F.G. was supported by the Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation.


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All(yl) possible! A rhodium(III)-catalyzed intermolecular direct C[BOND]H allylation reaction utilizing readily accessible allyl carbonates was developed. This method allows the allylation of electron-neutral arenes, providing complete γ-selectivity, high isomeric ratio, good substrate scope, and excellent functional group compatibility.