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Triaryl phosphine-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands for Heck reaction

Ai-E Wang, Jian-Hua Xie, Li-Xin Wang and Qi-Lin Zhou*

*State Key Laboratory, Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China, Email:

A.-E. Wang, J.-H. Xie, L.-X. Wang, Q.-L. Zhou, Tetrahedron, 2005, 61, 259-266.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2004.10.049


Palladium complexes of triaryl phosphine-functionalized imidazolium salts were successfully applied in the palladium-catalyzed Heck reaction. A highly efficient system is described for the coupling of a wide array of aryl bromides and iodides with acrylates and styrene derivatives in excellent yield.

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Key Words

Heck Reaction

ID: J72-Y2005-2780