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Oxidative Palladium(II) Catalysis: A Highly Efficient and Chemoselective Cross-Coupling Method for Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation under Base-Free and Nitrogenous-Ligand Conditions

Kyung Soo Yoo, Cheol Hwan Yoon and Kyung Woon Jung*

*Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-1661, Email:

K. S. Yoo, C. H. Yoon, J. W. Jung, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 16348-16393.

DOI: 10.1021/ja063710z

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A general and mild protocol of oxygen-promoted Pd(II) catalysis allows a selective cross-couplings of alkenyl- and arylboron compounds with various olefins. Unlike most cross-coupling reactions, this new methodology works well even in the absence of bases, consequently averting undesired homo-couplings.

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Oxygen-Promoted Pd(II) Catalysis for the Coupling of Organoboron Compounds and Olefins

Y. C. Jung, R. K. Mishra, C. H. Yoon, K. W. Jung, Org. Lett., 2003, 5, 2231-2234.

Key Words

1,3-Dienes, Arenes, Oxygen

ID: J48-Y2006-4090