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Keywords:

  • 1,2-dimetallic compounds;
  • aluminum;
  • cross-coupling;
  • indium;
  • zinc
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In-sertion of metal: Catalytic amounts of InCl3 allow the insertion of aluminum and zinc into aromatic 1,2-dibromides or 1,2-bromotriflates (see scheme). These 1,2-dimetallic species can undergo Cu or Pd-catalyzed acylations, allylations, or cross-couplings.