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Palladium-Tetraphosphine Complex Catalysed Heck Reaction of Vinyl Bromides with Alkenes: A Powerful Access to Conjugated Dienes

Mhamed Lemhadri, Ahmed Battace, Florian Berthiol, Touriya Zair, Henri Doucet, Maurice Santelli*

*Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique, Faculté des Sciences de Saint Jérôme, UMR 6180 CNRS, Université d'Aix-Marseille III, Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France, Email:

M. Lemhadri, A. Battace, F. Berthiol, T. Zair, H. Doucet, M. Santelli, Synthesis, 2008, 1142-1152.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1032124


A broad range of 1,3-dienes have been prepared by the Heck olefination of vinyl bromides using low loadings of [Pd(η3-C3H5)Cl]2/cis,cis,cis-1,2,3,4-tetrakis[(diphenylphosphino)methyl]cyclopentane (Tedicyp) as the catalyst precursor. Both α- and β-substituted vinyl bromides undergo the Heck reaction with nonfunctionalised and functionalised alkenes such as acrylates, enones, styrenes.

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Efficient Heck Vinylation of Aryl Halides Catalyzed by a New Air-Stable Palladium-Tetraphosphine Complex

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Heck Vinylations Using Vinyl Sulfide, Vinyl Sulfoxide, Vinyl Sulfone, or Vinyl Sulfonate Derivatives and Aryl Bromides Catalyzed by a Palladium Complex Derived from a Tetraphosphine

A. Battace, T. Zair, H. Doucet, M. Santelli, Synthesis, 2006, 3495-3505.

Key Words

catalysis, palladium, tetraphosphine, alkenes, vinyl bromides, 1,3-dienes, Heck Reaction

ID: J66-Y2008-0890