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Novel Trans-Spanned Palladium Complexes as Efficient Catalysts in Mild and Amine-Free Cyanation of Aryl Bromides under Air

Olga Grossman and Dmitri Gelman*

*Department of Organic Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel, Email:

O. Grossman, D. Gelman, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 1189-1191.

DOI: 10.1021/ol0601038


A trans-spanned palladium complex has efficiently and selectively catalyzed the cyanation of aryl halides. The suggested reaction conditions are mild, exhibit good scope of substrates, and circumvent the need for an inert atmosphere and amine co-ligands.

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ID: J54-Y2006-800