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Palladium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysts for Synthesis of Diaryl Ethers

Mitat Akkoça, Nevin Gürbüza, Engin Çetinkayab, Ismail Özdemir*

*Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Arts, Inönü University, 44280 Malatya, Turkey, Email:

M. Akkoça, N. Gürbüza, E. Çetinkayab, I. Özdemir, Synlett, 2008, 1781-1784.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1078548


Functionalized 1,3-dialkylimidazolinium salts as precursors for N-heterocyclic carbenes have been applied in the palladium-catalyzed synthesis of diaryl ethers. An efficient catalyst system was prepared in situ from Pd(OAc)2, a 1,3-dialkylimidazolinium bromide, and NaH.

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Key Words

C-O bond formation, etherification, palladium, coupling, N-heterocyclic carbene, NHC

ID: J60-Y2008-1900