Ni H1, Qiu Z2, Xie Z1,2.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Dec 19. doi: 10.1002/anie.201610810. [Epub ahead of print]Photoarylation of iodocarboranes with unactivated arenes/heteroarenes at room temperature has been achieved, for the first time, thus leading to the facile synthesis of a large variety of cage carbon mono(hetero)arylated and di(hetero)arylated o-carboranes. This work represents a clean, efficient, transition-metal-free, and cheap synthesis of functionalized carboranes, which has significant advantages over the known methods.© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.