Arenes to Anilines and Aryl Ethers by Sequential Iridium-Catalyzed Borylation and Copper-Catalyzed Coupling
N-Alkyl- and N-arylanilines were synthesized from arenes by a two-step sequence of iridium-catalyzed borylation and copper-catalyzed coupling with amines. Diaryl ethers were obtained by a related sequence of arene borylation, followed by coupling with phenols. In particular, 3,5-disubstituted arylamines and aryl ethers were prepared by initiating this sequence with meta-substituted arenes.
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