Counterion effects in indium-catalysed aromatic electrophilic substitution reactions

C.G. Frost, J.P. Hartley, D. Griffin

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Abstract

Indium(III) triflamide (In(NTf2)3) has been prepared in high yield and has been demonstrated to be an efficient, recoverable catalyst for a range of aromatic electrophilic substitution reactions. When compared to other indium(III) complexes, anomalous reactivities suggest a non-innocent role for the counterion in the studied processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4789-4791
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume43
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2002

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