Thioethers as Directing Group for the Palladium‐Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Arenes
Thioethers have proven to be efficient directing groups for the arylation of arenes under palladium catalysis. The thioether group can be readily removed or converted to other functional groups. Kinetic isotopic effect studies reveal that the CH cleavage of arenes might be the turnover‐limiting step.
Document Type: Communications
Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86)-571-87953244
Publication date: 2012-11-26