(Chemical Equation Presented) Regio- and stereoselective arylation of 2-alkenylpyridines with aryl bromides is catalyzed by specific Ru(II)-phosphine complexes affording β-arylated (Z)-2-alkenylpyridines, in which the aryl moiety is introduced cis to the pyridyl group. This geometrical selectivity is in sharp contrast to the Mizoroki-Heck reaction.
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