Regioselective (site-selective) functionalisation of unsaturated halogenated nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur heterocycles by Pd-catalysed cross-couplings and direct arylation processes
This tutorial review focuses on several practical synthetic transformations utilising palladium catalysis that facilitate the synthesis of functionalised unsaturated heterocycles in a regioselective (site-selective) manner. Cross-couplings of electron-deficient, electron-neutral and electron-rich unsaturated halogenated heterocycles with various organometallic reagents, and other types of nucleophiles, are detailed. Direct arylation of electron-rich unsaturated heterocyclic compounds by C–H functionalisation is also presented.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Organometallics in heterocyclic chemistry