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Electrophilic phosphonium cations catalyze hydroarylation and hydrothiolation of olefins

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Abstract

Electrophilic phosphonium cations (EPCs) are efficient main group catalysts for the hydroarylation of olefins under mild conditions, providing a facile route to substituted aniline, bis-arylamine, phenol, furan, thiophene, pyrrole, and indole derivatives. Similarly, EPCs catalyze the hydrothiolation of aryl olefins with thiophenol affording a series of alkyl aryl thioethers. Experimental data support a mechanism for these reactions that involves initial activation of the olefin.

Graphical abstract: Electrophilic phosphonium cations catalyze hydroarylation and hydrothiolation of olefins

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The article was received on 29 Apr 2015, accepted on 12 Jun 2015 and first published on 12 Jun 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03572D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 11301-11304
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    Electrophilic phosphonium cations catalyze hydroarylation and hydrothiolation of olefins

    M. Pérez, T. Mahdi, L. J. Hounjet and D. W. Stephan, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 11301
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03572D

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