The reaction of aromatic nitriles with triethoxyvinylsilane proceeded in the presence of a Ru(H)2(CO)(PPh3)3-catalyst to give the corresponding C-H/olefin coupling products in high yields. The nitrile group is capable of directing the ruthenium to the ortho C-H bond via π-bonded mode.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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