Visible-light-mediated direct C3-arylation of 2H-indazoles enabled by an electron-donor–acceptor complex†
A mild visible-light-mediated, photocatalyst-free arylation of 2H-indazoles was developed. The formation of an electron donor–acceptor complex by 2H-indazoles and aryl diazonium salts in the presence of pyridine allows the direct arylation of 2H-indazoles under visible-light irradiation. This process provides an efficient route for the synthesis of C3-arylated-2H-indazoles, which are important scaffolds of various bioactive compounds.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC