A highly efficient Bi(OTf)3-catalyzed benzylation of arenes and heteroarenes has been developed. The mild reaction conditions, high yields, operational simplicity and practicability, broad scope, and remarkably low catalyst loading render this environment friendly process an attractive approach to diarylmethane derivatives. The extension to an intramolecular variant of this procedure provides a valuable route to substituted fluorenes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2006|
- Friedel-Crafts alkylation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry