An unprecedented nickel-catalyzed decarbonylative silylation via CO extrusion intramolecular recombination fragment coupling of unstrained and nondirecting group-Assisted silyl ketones is described. The inexpensive and readily available catalyst performs under mild reaction conditions and enables the synthesis of structurally diverse arylsilanes, including heterocyclic and natural product derivatives.
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Acknowledgements: W.L. was supported by the Thailand Research Fund through the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Program for the one-year exchange fellowship to RWTH-Aachen University. We thank Tengfei Ji for performing the large scale experiment.