Takuya Yamamoto, Kei Muto, Masato Komiyama, Jerôme Canivet, Junichiro Yamaguchi, and Kenichiro Itami*
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, Early View
Novel Ni-based catalytic systems for the -H arylation of azoles with haloarenes have been developed (see scheme). Mechanistic studies as well as applications to the synthesis of biologically active com- pounds (febuxostat, tafamidis, and texaline) are also described.