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Synthesis of Substituted 2,2'-Bipyridines from 2-Bromo- or 2-Chloropyridines Using Tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) as a Catalyst in a Modified Negishi Cross-Coupling Reaction

U. Kiehne, J. Bunzen, H. Staats, A. Lützen*

*University of Bonn, Kekulé-Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Gerhard-Domagk-Str. 1, 53121 Bonn, Germany, Email:

U. Kiehne, J. Bunzen, H. Staats, A. Lützen, Synthesis, 2007, 1061-1069.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-965952


An efficient and mild Negishi cross-coupling strategy for substituted 2,2′-bipyridines uses tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) as a simple, commercially available, and relatively inexpensive catalyst for both 2-bromo- and 2-chloropyridines.

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Key Words

heterobiaryls, 2,2'-bipyridines, Negishi coupling, cross-coupling reactions, organozinc compounds, palladium

ID: J66-Y2007-1070