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PdEDTA Held in an Ionic Liquid Brush as a Highly Efficient and Reusable Catalyst for Suzuki Reactions in Water

Jun-Fa Wei*, Jiao Jiao, Jin-Juan Feng, Jing Lv, Xi-Ru Zhang, Xian-Ying Shi and Zhan-Guo Chen

*School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Shaanxi Xi’an, 710062, People's Republic of China, Email:

J.-F. Wei, J. Jiao, J.-J. Feng, J. Lv, X.-R. Zhang, X.-Y. Shi, Z.-G. Chen, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 5967-5974.

DOI: 10.1021/jo900481y (free Supporting Information)


PdEDTA immobilized in an ionic liquid brush is an efficient and reusable catalyst in a green procedure for coupling aryl iodides and bromides with phenylboronic acid in water under aerobic conditions. The protocol provides excellent yields even with water-insoluble or solid aryl halides. There was no apparent loss of catalyst efficiency until the 10th cycle.

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Key Words

Suzuki Coupling, Green Chemistry, Biaryls

ID: J42-Y2009-2490