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Keywords:

  • iron;
  • nickel;
  • alloys;
  • magnetic properties;
  • biaryls;
  • cross-coupling
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Alloy there matey! The inexpensive and readily prepared magnetic Fe–Ni alloy is employed in the Suzuki reactions of aryl halides with phenylboronic acid. The products are obtained in moderate to excellent yields in the absence of a reducing agent. The magnetic nature of the catalyst is beneficial for the separation of the products, but the recyclability of the catalyst is poor, probably as a result of oxidation and leaching.