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Room-Temperature Hiyama Cross-Couplings of Arylsilanes with Alkyl Bromides and Iodides

Jae-Young Lee and Gregory C. Fu*

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

J.-Y. Lee, G. C. Fu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 5616-5617.

DOI: 10.1021/ja0349352 (free Supporting Information)


The Hiyama coupling of unactivated alkyl bromides and iodides proceeds under mild conditions (room temperature) with good functional-group tolerance.

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Key Words

Hiyama Coupling, Silanes, Arenes

ID: J48-Y2003-1240