Table 3 Substrate molecules for the construction of unsymmetrical 3,5-diaryl pyridines.

Reaction conditions: 1 (0.2 mmol, 1 equiv.), 1′ (0.8 mmol, 4 equiv.), CuBr2 (0.04 mmol, 0.2 equiv.), L1* (0.04 mmol, 0.2 equiv.), AgSbF6 (0.08 mmol, 0.4 equiv.), 4 Å MS (60 mg), and HFIP (2.0 ml). Yields were that of isolated products.


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