A general and efficient strategy to synthesize 1,2-ambiphilic aromatic and heteroaromatic synthons from haloarenes has been developed. The method involves installation of the PyDipSi directing group, and subsequent palladium-catalyzed directed ortho-halogenation of aryl silanes (see scheme; Py=2-pyridyl). The usefulness of these 1,2-ambiphilic building blocks was shown in their participation as both nucleophilic aryl silane and electrophilic aryl iodide moieties.
- C-H activation
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