Highly efficient iodine-catalyzed hydroarylation of arenes with styrenes

Cheng Ming Chu, Wan Ju Huang, Ju Tsung Liu, Ching Fa Yao*

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Iodine mediates the hydroarylation of styrenes with arenes and heteroarenes to afford 1,1-diarylalkanes in good to high yields. Details regarding the substrate scope and selectivity of this hydroarylation reaction are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6881-6885
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 24


  • Friedel-Crafts reaction
  • Heteroarenes
  • Hydroarylation
  • Iodine
  • Styrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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