The present invention describes chemical systems and methods for silylating heteroaromatic organic substrates, said system consisting essentially of a mixture of (a) at least one organodisilane and (b) at least alkoxide base, preferably a potassium alkoxide base, and said methods comprising contacting a quantity of the organic substrate with a mixture consisting essentially of (a) at least one organodisilane and (b) at least one alkoxide base, preferably a potassium alkoxide, under conditions sufficient to silylate the heteroaromatic substrate.
An aromatic compound and a sulfonimide compound can be cross-coupled safely and easily using a wide variety of substrates by reacting an aromatic compound and a specific sulfonimide compound in the presence of a copper compound and a specific ligand.
Various materials and polymers having electron deficient moieties and methods of synthesizing thereof are described herein. Specifically, a C–H bond activation method is disclosed wherein an electron deficient group having one or more activated C–H bonds is coupled to one or more aryl groups to afford materials or polymers which may be used in organic electronic and photonic applications.
This disclosure relates to compositions comprising dirhodium catalysts and uses related thereto, e.g., in enantioselective transformations of donor/acceptor carbenoids. In certain embodiments, the dirhodium catalyst comprises a cyclopropyl ring substituted with a carboxylic acid ligand. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to compositions comprising a compound of the following formula, or salts thereof wherein, R1, R2, and R3 are defined herein.