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

Gary A. Molander* and Paul E. Gormisky

*Roy and Diana Vagelos Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6323, Email:

G. A. Molander, P. E. Gormisky, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 7481-7485.

DOI: 10.1021/jo801269m (free Supporting Information)


Suitable conditions enable the Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction of potassium cyclopropyl- and cyclobutyltrifluoroborates in moderate to excellent yield with electron-rich, electron-poor, and hindered aryl chlorides to give various substituted aryl cyclopropanes and cyclobutanes.

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

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

Key Words

Cyclopropanes, Cyclobutanes, Arenes, Suzuki Coupling

ID: J42-Y2008-2700