Formal inverse sonogashira reaction: Direct alkynylation of arenes and heterocycles with alkynyl halides

Alexander S. Dudnik, Vladimir Gevorgyan

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"Chemical Equation Presented" Getting straight to the point: Recent developments in the direct functionalization of unreactive C-H bonds have established the title reaction (see scheme). Various main-group (M) and transition metals (TM) serve as efficient promoters or catalysts for this transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2096-2098
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Alkynylation
  • Arenes
  • C-H activation
  • Heterocycles
  • Homogeneous catalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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