From C(sp2)-H to C(sp3)-H: systematic studies on transition metal-catalyzed oxidative C-C formation

Chem Soc Rev. 2012 Sep 7;41(17):5588-98. doi: 10.1039/c2cs35096c. Epub 2012 Jul 10.


In this tutorial review, we will summarize our recent efforts in transition metal-catalyzed oxidative coupling via C-H functionalization of aromatic, benzylic and allylic C-H bonds. Related works from other laboratories will be cited where suitable, aiming to give the readers a flavor of this field. Special emphasis is placed on the reaction design and development.