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Phosphine-Free, Heterogeneous Palladium-Catalyzed Atom-Efficient Carbonylative Cross-Coupling of Triarylbismuths with Aryl Iodides: Synthesis of Biaryl Ketones

Wenyan Hao, Haiyi Liu, Lin Yin and Mingzhong Cai*

*Discipline of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Simrol, Indore, 452020 Madhya Pradesh, India, Email:

W. Hao, H. Liu, L. Yin, M. Cai, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 4244-4251.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00570 (free Supporting Information)


A highly efficient heterogeneous palladium-catalyzed carbonylative cross-coupling of aryl iodides with triarylbismuths proceeds smoothly at atmospheric CO pressure and provides various valuable biaryl ketones with high atom economy, good to excellent yield, and recyclability of the catalyst.

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Key Words

aryl ketones

ID: J42-Y2016