Catalytic hydrodefluorination of pentafluorobenzene by Ru(NHC)-(PPh3)(2)(CO)H-2 : A nucleophilic attack by a metal-bound hydride ligand explains an unusual ortho-regioselectivity

J A Panetier, S A Macgregor, Michael K Whittlesey

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72 Citations (SciVal)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2783-2786
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • fluoroarenes
  • density functional calculations
  • ruthenium
  • hydrodefluorination
  • C-F activation

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