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Well-Defined, Air-Stable (NHC)Pd(Allyl)Cl (NHC = N-Heterocyclic Carbene) Catalysts for the Arylation of Ketones

Mihai S. Viciu, Romain F. Germaneau and Steven P. Nolan*

*School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9ST, U.K., Email:

M. S. Viciu, R. F. Germaneau, S. P. Nolan., Org. Lett., 2002, 4, 4053-4056.

DOI: 10.1021/ol026745m (free Supporting Information)


Palladium-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes were found to be active catalysts for the arylation of various ketones with aryl chlorides, bromides, and triflates in short reaction times.

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ID: J54-Y2002-330