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Keywords:

  • cross-coupling;
  • hydrophilic catalyst;
  • palladium;
  • pincer complexes;
  • Suzuki coupling reaction

Abstract

The Suzuki biaryl coupling of a range of electronically dissimilar arylboronic acids and aryl bromides is performed in neat water with excellent to quantitative yields by means of a new CNC-pincer palladium catalyst that is soluble in water due to its para-carboxy group. Extremely high turnover numbers and frequencies combined with a remarkable robustness allow an effective catalyst reuse in sustainable conditions.