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Amino Alcohols as Ligands for Nickel-Catalyzed Suzuki Reactions of Unactivated Alkyl Halides, Including Secondary Alkyl Chlorides, with Arylboronic Acids

Francisco González-Bobes and Gregory C. Fu*

*Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, Email:

F. González-Bobes, G. C. Fu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 5360-5361.

DOI: 10.1021/ja0613761 (free Supporting Information)


Suzuki cross-coupling reactions of an unprecedented array of unactivated primary and secondary alkyl halides with arylboronic acids can be accomplished through the use of nickel/amino alcohol-based catalysts. Both the nickel precatalysts and the amino alcohols are commcercially available and air-stable.

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Key Words

Suzuki Coupling, Substituted Arenes

ID: J48-Y2006-1980