A modular flow design for the meta-selective C-H arylation of anilines

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Gemoets, H.P.L., Laudadio, G., Verstraete, K., Hessel, V. & Noël, T. (2017). A modular flow design for the meta-selective C-H arylation of anilines. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56(25), 7161-7165. In Scopus Cited 2 times.

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Described herein is an effective and practical modular flow design for the meta-selective C-H arylation of anilines. The design consists of four continuous-flow modules (i.e., diaryliodonium salt synthesis, meta-selective C-H arylation, inline copper extraction, and aniline deprotection) which can be operated either individually or consecutively to provide direct access to meta-arylated anilines. With a total residence time of 1 hour, the desired product could be obtained in high yield and excellent purity without the need for column chromatography, and the residual copper content meets the standards for parenterally administered pharmaceutical substances.