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Nickel-on-Charcoal-Catalyzed Reductions of Aryl Chlorides

Bruce H. Lipshutz*, Takashi Tomioka, Kimihiko Sato

*Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Email:

B. H. Lipshutz, T. Tomioka, K. Sato, Synlett, 2001, 970-973.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-14636


Exposure of (functionalized) aryl chlorides to catalytic quantities of nickel-on-charcoal in the presence of stoichiometric amounts of Me2NH BH3/K2CO3 in refluxing acetonitrile leads to high yields of the dehalogenated arenes.

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Heterogeneous Catalysis with Nickel-on-Graphite (Ni/Cg): Reduction of Aryl Tosylates and Mesylates

B. H. Lipshutz, B. A. Frieman, T. Butler, V. Kogan, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 800-803.

Key Words

aryl chlorides, dechlorination, heterogeneous catalysis, nickel-on-charcoal, borane

ID: J60-Y2001-430