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Pd-Diimine: A Highly Selective Catalyst System for the Base-Free Oxidative Heck Reaction

Aditya L. Gottumukkala, Johannes F. Teichert, Dorus Heijnen, Niek Eisink, Simon van Dijk, Catalina Ferrer, Adri van den Hoogenband and Adriaan J. Minnaard*

*Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands, Email:

A. L. Gottumukkala, J. F. Teichert, D. Heijnen, N. Eisink, S. van Dijk, C. Ferrer, A. van den Hoogenband, A. J. Minnaard, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 2937-2941.

DOI: 10.1021/jo101942f


Pd(OAc)2 in the presence of a BIAN ligand is an efficient catalyst system for the base-free oxidative Heck reaction that outperforms the currently available catalysts for the more challenging substrates studied. The catalyst system is highly selective, and works at room temperature with dioxygen as the oxidant.

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Key Words

Alkenylation, Heck Reaction, Oxygen

ID: J42-Y2011-1280