AsCat and FurCat: new Pd catalysts for selective room-temperature Stille cross-couplings of benzyl chlorides with organostannanes

Thomas O Ronson, Jonathan R Carney, Adrian C Whitwood, Richard J K Taylor, Ian J S Fairlamb

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Two novel succinimide-based palladium complexes, AsCat and FurCat, are highly efficient catalysts for room-temperature Stille cross-coupling of organostannanes with benzyl chlorides. The air- and moisture-stable catalysts are prepared in one step, and the coupling reactions proceed with a high selectivity for the benzyl position under mild conditions without the need for additives.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical communications
Issue number16
Early online date28 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2015

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