Nickel-catalyzed hydroheteroarylation of vinylarenes

Yoshiaki Nakao*, Natsuko Kashihara, Kyalo Stephen Kanyiva, Tamejiro Hiyama

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(Figure Presented) In the nickel of time: A nickel/carbene catalyst effects the hydroheteroarylation of vinylarenes to give 1,1-diarylethanes that contain various heteroaryl moieties with excellent regioselectivity. EWC = electron-withdrawing group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4451-4454
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 14
Externally publishedYes


  • C-H activation
  • Carbene ligands
  • Heterocycles
  • Nickel
  • Vinylarenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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