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Alkyl-Alkyl Suzuki Cross-Couplings of Unactivated Secondary Alkyl Halides at Room Temperature

Bunnai Saito and Gregory C. Fu*

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

B. Saito, G. C. Fu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 9602-9603.

DOI: 10.1021/ja074008l (free Supporting Information)


Commercially available trans-N,N‘-dimethyl-1,2-cyclohexanediamine serves as an effective ligand for Ni-catalyzed Suzuki cross-couplings of unactivated alkyl electrophiles with alkylboranes at room temperature. Earlier success in Suzuki couplings of such electrophiles had been restricted to reactions with aryl- and vinylboron reagents at elevated temperature.

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Key Words

Suzuki Coupling

ID: J48-Y2007-2670