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Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions of Alkyl Aryl Sulfides and Alkenyl Alkyl Sulfides with Alkyl Grignard Reagents Using (Z)-3,3-Dimethyl-1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)but-1-ene as Ligand

Shigenari Kanemura, Azusa Kondoh, Hideki Yorimitsu*, Koichiro Oshima*

*Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto-daigaku Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan, Email:,

S. Kanemura, A. Kondoh, H. Yorimitsu, K. Oshima, Synthesis, 2008, 2659-2660.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1067193


A combination of nickel(II) acetylacetonate and (Z)-3,3-dimethyl-1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)but-1-ene catalyzes cross-coupling reactions of alkyl aryl sulfides and alkenyl alkyl sulfides with primary and secondary alkyl Grignard reagents.

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Key Words

arenes, alkenes, cross-coupling, nickel, sulfur, ligands, magnesium

ID: J66-Y2008-2320