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Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Nitriles in Aqueous Media Catalyzed by a 2,2′-Bipyridine-Cyclopalladated Ferrocenylimine Complex

Ajuan Yu, Jingya Li, Mengjun Cui, Yangjie Wu*

*Key and Open Lab of Applied Chemistry of Henan Universities, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, P. R. of China, Email:

A. Yu, J. Li, M. Cui, Y. Wu, Synlett, 2007, 3063-3067.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-992359


An addition of arylboronic acids to nitriles catalyzed by a bipyridine-cyclopalladated ferrocenylimine complex can be conducted in aqueous media under acidic or basic conditions. The addition of NH4Cl has a drastic effect on the reaction yields.

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Key Words

cyclopalladated ferrocenylimine complex, arylboronic acids, nitriles, aryl ketones, bipyridine, catalysis

ID: J60-Y2007-4010