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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Dec 19;55(51):15787-15791. doi: 10.1002/anie.201608667. Epub 2016 Nov 16.Aryl(triethyl)silanes are found to undergo cross-coupling with iodoarenes in the presence of catalytic amounts of CuBr2 and Ph-Davephos, as well as cesium fluoride as a stoichiometric base. Because the silicon reagents are readily accessible through catalytic C-H silylation of aromatic substrates, the net transformation allows coupling of aromatic hydrocarbons with iodoarenes via triethylsilylation.© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.