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Biaryl Construction through Kumada Coupling with Diaryl Sulfates as One-by-One Electrophiles under Mild Conditions

Bing-Tao Guan, Xing-Yu Lu, Yang Zheng, Da-Gang Yu, Tong Wu, Kun-Lin Li, Bi-Jie Li and Zhang-Jie Shi*

*Beijing National Laboratory of Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) and Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871, Email:

B.-T. Guan, X.-Y. Lu, Y. Zheng, D.-G. Yu, T. Wu, K.-L. Li, B.-J. Li, Z.-J. Shi, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 396-399.

DOI: 10.1021/ol9028308 (free Supporting Information)


Diaryl sulfates were successfully applied as one-by-one organo electrophiles in Kumada coupling to construct biaryls. Byproducts of the process are harmless inorganic salts.

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Key Words

Kumada Coupling, Biaryls

ID: J54-Y2010-0230