Congratulations to Karthik, Carina and our collaborators. It turns out you can use Ru catalysts to C-H silylate heteroarenes with or without directing groups, no elimination of side chains, with no need for protecting groups and, if you look a little closer, you'll glimpse a sneaky C4-H activation of gramines!
Congratulations to Carina and Karthik! Their work on Ru-catalysed oxidative indole C-H arylation is published in Chem. Eur. J.