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Pd-PEPPSI: Pd-NHC Precatalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions of Amides

Peng Lei, Guangrong Meng, Yun Ling, Jie An and Michal Szostak*

*Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 73 Warren Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102, United States, Email:

P. Lei, G. Meng, Y. Ling, J. An, M. Szostak, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 6638-6646.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00749 (free Supporting Information)

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An array of amides can be cross-coupled with a range of arylboronic acids in very good yields using a commercially available, air- and moisture-stable Pd-PEPPSI-IPr complex as a highly reactive precatalyst in a single, operationally simple protocol. Pd-PEPPSI-IPr provides a significant improvement over all current Pd/phosphane catalysts for amide N-C bond activation.

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Key Words

Suzuki coupling, ketones

ID: J42-Y2017