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Oxidation-induced C-H Amination Leads to a New Avenue to Build C-N Bonds
H. Yi, Z. Tang, C. Bian, H. Chen, X. Qi, X. Yue, Y. Lan, J.-F. Lee, and A. Lei*


In this work, we develop an oxidation-induced C-H functionalization strategy, which not only leads to a new avenue to build C-N bonds, but also leads to different site-selectivity compared with "classic directing-groups". The high selectivity of our new catalytic system originates from the heterogeneous electron-density distribution of the radical cation species which are induced by single electron transfer between the aromatics and oxidant-Cu(ii) species.

Chem. Commun. 53 , 8984 (2017)