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Palladium Nanoparticle Catalyzed Hiyama Coupling Reaction of Benzyl Halides

Dipankar Srimani, Ansuman Bej and Amitabha Sarkar*

*Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata 700032, Email:

D. Srimani, A. Bej, A. Sarkar, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 4296-4299.

DOI: 10.1021/jo1003373 (free Supporting Information)


An efficient Hiyama coupling reaction between benzylic halides and aryltrialkoxysilanes using Pd nanoparticles allows the synthesis of a diverse range of diarylmethanes which are ubiquitous units of natural products and pharmaceuticals.

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Key Words

Hiyama Coupling, Benzylation, Allylation

ID: J42-Y2010-1700