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Issue 24, 2017
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Cu-catalyzed controllable C–H mono-/di-/triarylations of imidazolium salts for ionic functional materials

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Abstract

Herein the Cu-catalyzed direct C–H mono-, di- and triarylations of imidazolium salts with aryl iodides/bromides are accomplished for the first time. The unprecedented alkenylation and alkynylation are also realized using alkenyl and alkynyl iodides, respectively. Moreover, triarylated imidazolium salts with different substituents can be accessed in a modular and one-pot manner. This protocol provides an efficient tool for the assembly of diverse imidazolium-based ionic functional materials. As applicable examples, an electrochromic bisbenzimidazolium salt 7 and a photochromic triarylimidazolium salt 8 are easily obtained.

Graphical abstract: Cu-catalyzed controllable C–H mono-/di-/triarylations of imidazolium salts for ionic functional materials

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2017, accepted on 03 Mar 2017 and first published on 03 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01076A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3489-3492
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    Cu-catalyzed controllable C–H mono-/di-/triarylations of imidazolium salts for ionic functional materials

    S. Li, J. Tang, Y. Zhao, R. Jiang, T. Wang, G. Gao and J. You, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3489
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01076A

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