Free-Radical Coupling of Alkyl and Aryl Halides with Electron-Deficient Alkenes Mediated by Chromium(II) Complexes[1]

Authors

  • Hasan I. Tashtoush,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
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  • Reiner Sustmann

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    1. Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität Essen, Postfach 103764, W-4300 Essen 1, F.R.G
    • Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität Essen, Postfach 103764, W-4300 Essen 1, F.R.G
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Abstract

Free radicals generated from organic halides and (ethylenediamine)chromium(II) complexes in DMF are trapped by electron-deficient olefins. The coupling reactions of alkyl halides, described in Part I[1], are extended and, in addition, aryl halides are shown to be efficient radical precursors to yield coupling products in good yield.

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