Ru-catalyzed aerobic oxidative coupling of arylboronic acids with arenes.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 21082112

Li H, Wei W, Xu Y, Zhang C, Wan X. Ru-catalyzed aerobic oxidative coupling of arylboronic acids with arenes. Chem Commun (Camb). 2011;47(5):1497-9.
A Ru-catalyzed oxidative coupling of arenes with boronic acids using molecular oxygen via direct C-H activation is reported. Both the scope and the mechanism of the process are discussed.