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Phosphine-Free Palladium Acetate Catalyzed Suzuki Reaction in Water

Leifang Liu, Yuhong Zhang* and Yanguang Wang

*Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China, Email:

L. Liu, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 6122-6125.

DOI: 10.1021/jo050724z (free Supporting Information)


Pd(OAc)2 is an extremely active catalyst for the Suzuki reaction of aryl iodides and bromides in a mixture of water and poly(ethylene glycol) at 50C. Products are readily isolated by the extraction with diethyl ether, and Pd(OAc)2-PEG can be reused without significant loss in activity.

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Key Words

Suzuki Coupling, Green Chemistry

ID: J42-Y2005-970