Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Suzuki Coupling of Benzyl Halides with Potassium Aryltrifluoroborates in Aqueous Media

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  • Xiao-Feng Wu,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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  • Helfried Neumann,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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  • Matthias Beller

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    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
    • Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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Abstract

A general palladium-catalyzed carbonylative cross-coupling reaction of benzyl chlorides with potassium aryltrifluoroborates in water has been developed. Applying this improved methodology 16 different 1,2-diarylethanones have been synthesized in 40–89% yield.

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