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Ni-Catalyzed Direct Carboxylation of Benzyl Halides with CO2

Thierry Leˇn, Arkaitz Correa and Ruben Martin*

*Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Pa´sos Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona, Spain, Email:

T. Leˇn, A. Correa, R. Martin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 1221-1224.

DOI: 10.1021/ja311045f (free Supporting Information)

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A Ni-catalyzed carboxylation of benzyl halides with CO2 proceeds under mild conditions at room temperature under atmospheric pressure. The method does not require well-defined and sensitive organometallic reagents and thus is user-friendly and operationally simple.

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Key Words

carboxylation, benzylation, Zn

ID: J48-Y2013-0130