C-H activation of ethers and alkanes by germylene-aryl halide complexes

Karla A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Bartolin, Rory M. O'Neill, Ryan D. Sweeder, Thomas M. Owens, Jeff W. Kampf, Mark M. Banaszak Holl, Norman J. Wells

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Regioselective, room-temperature C-H activation of alkanes and ethers by stable germylenes and aryl halides is reported. Germylenes, Ge[CH(SiMe3)2]2 and Ge[N(SiMe3)2]2, and aryl halides, PhI, PhBr, and PhCl, have been employed. High yields of C-H activation products can be obtained through the use of high-dilution techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8986-8987
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

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