Dual Gold and Photoredox Catalysed C-H Activation of Arenes for Aryl-Aryl Cross Couplings

Vincent Gauchot, Daniel Sutherland, Ai-Lan Lee

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A mild and fully catalytic aryl-aryl cross coupling via gold-catalysed C-H activation has been achieved by merging gold and photoredox catalysis. The procedure is free of stoichiometric oxidants and additives, which were previously required in gold-catalysed C-H activation reactions. Exploiting dual gold and photoredox catalysis confers regioselectivity via the crucial gold-catalysed C-H activation step, which is not present in the unselective photocatalysis-only counterpart.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2885-2889
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Issue number4
Early online date27 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


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