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A General Palladium Catalyst System for Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling of Potassium Aryltrifluoroborates and Aryl Mesylates

Wing Kin Chow, Chau Ming So, Chak Po Lau and Fuk Yee Kwong*

*State Key Laboratory of Chiroscience and Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Email:

W. K. Chow, C. M. So, C. P. Lau, F. Y. Kwong, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 5109-5112.

DOI: 10.1021/jo100846t (free Supporting Information)


A palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-type cross-coupling of aryl and heteroaryl mesylates with potassium aryl and heteroaryltrifluoroborates gives biaryls in good yields. In addition, cross-coupling reactions of aryl mesylates with alkyl and vinyltrifluoroborate salts have also been successfully accomplished.

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Key Words

Suzuki Coupling, Biaryls

ID: J42-Y2010-2110