Lingkui Meng, Yuko Kamada, Kei Muto, Junichiro Yamaguchi, Kenichiro Itami,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, Early View. DOI:10.1002/anie.201304492
Rather u(Ni)que: Two new CH alkenylation reactions, that is CH/CO alkenylation and decarbonylative CH alkenylation, of azoles are uniquely catalyzed by Ni/dcype. These azole alkenylation reactions are successfully applied to the convergent formal synthesis siphonazole B.