Oxidative Nickel–Air Catalysis in C[BOND]H Arylation: Direct Cross-Coupling of Azoles with Arylboronic Acids using Air as Sole Oxidant



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Something in the air: An efficient Ni–air catalyst system for the direct C[BOND]H arylation of azoles has been developed. The catalytic system is simple and practical, and shows the high potential of nickel–oxygen catalysis in the field of direct C[BOND]H functionalization chemistry.