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C–H nitrogenation and oxygenation by ruthenium catalysis

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Remarkable recent progress has been accomplished in direct C–H functionalizations for the formation of C–N and C–O bonds through the use of readily accessible ruthenium catalysts. Particularly, ruthenium(II) complexes allowed for challenging direct C(sp2)–H hydroxylation of arenes. These catalysts set the stage for step-economical C–H functionalization with electron-rich as well as electron-deficient (hetero)arenes and, therefore, provided versatile access to diversely decorated phenols. While a number of synthetically useful protocols for ruthenium-catalyzed C(sp3)–H bond nitrogenation have been elaborated, the analogous transformations of more stable C(sp2)–H bonds were very recently achieved.

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The article was received on 13 Sep 2013, accepted on 24 Oct 2013 and first published on 25 Oct 2013

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47028H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 29-39
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    C–H nitrogenation and oxygenation by ruthenium catalysis

    V. S. Thirunavukkarasu, S. I. Kozhushkov and L. Ackermann, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 29
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47028H

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