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Efficient Cross-Coupling of Secondary Alkyltrifluoroborates with Aryl Chlorides - Reaction Discovery Using Parallel Microscale Experimentation

Spencer D. Dreher, Peter G. Dormer, Deidre L. Sandrock and Gary A. Molander*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 231 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6323, Email:

S. D. Dreher, P. G. Dormer, D. L. Sandrock, G. A. Molander, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 9257-9259.

DOI: 10.1021/ja8031423

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Microscale parallel experimentation was used to discover catalyst systems capable of coupling secondary organotrifluoroborates with aryl chlorides and bromides. A ligand-dependent β-hydride elimination/reinsertion mechanism was implicated in the cross-coupling of more hindered substrates, leading to isomeric mixtures of coupled products in some cases.

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Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions of Primary Alkyltrifluoroborates with Aryl Chlorides

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Cross-Coupling of Cyclopropyl- and Cyclobutyltrifluoroborates with Aryl and Heteroaryl Chlorides

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Key Words

Cyclopentanes, Arylation

ID: J48-Y2008-1970