Synthesis 2016; 48(11): 1597-1606
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561586
short review
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Recent Advances in Meerwein Arylation Chemistry

Stephanie Kindt, Markus R. Heinrich*
  • Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schuhstraße 19, 91052 Erlangen, Germany   eMail:
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Received: 25. Februar 2016

Accepted after revision: 29. Februar 2016

31.März 2016 (eFirst)


The Meerwein arylation has recently received much attention and a variety of new variants have been developed. Advances include new sources for aryl radicals, new radical scavengers, as well as improved reaction conditions. This short review summarizes important developments that make this radical-type reaction an even more powerful tool for the diverse functionalization of alkenes.

1 Introduction

2 Meerwein Arylations

2.1 Carboarylation

2.2 Carboamination

2.3 Carbooxygenation

2.4 Carbothiolation

2.5 Carbofluorination

3 Summary