Table 2 Substrate scope for the construction of 3,5-diaryl pyridines.

Reaction conditions: 1 (0.5 mmol, 1 equiv.), CuBr2 (0.05 mmol, 0.1 equiv.), L1* (0.05 mmol, 0.1 equiv.), AgSbF6 (0.01 mmol, 0.2 equiv.), 4 Å MS (150 mg), and HFIP (5.0 ml). Yields were that of isolated products.


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