(Chemical Equation Presented) Cyclic imides within six-membered rings are shown to undergo efficient N-arylation using various arylboronic esters mediated by copper(II) acetate in the presence of an amine base and oxygen atmosphere with gentle heating. Until now, the synthesis of N-arylated cyclic imides having six-membered rings was restricted largely to strongly heating anilines in the presence of anhydrides. This reaction is applicable to the synthesis of new organic materials based on arylene imide and bis(imide) dyes, such as perylene-3,4: 9,10-bis(dicarboximide)s.
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