HOT Article: Catalysing the Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling

The Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling of aryl halides with organoboronic acids is an important tool for synthetic organic chemistry. A range of palladium complexes with different ligands can been used to catalyse this interesting reaction and Ajai Kumar Singh and co-workers have synthesised four new ligands (selenated Schiff bases) to investigate the influence alkyl chain lengths have on the [Pd(L–H)Cl] complexes and their catalytic efficiency. Their remarkable results indicate there is a correlation between ligand alkyl chain length and catalytic efficiency, however, as their Dalton Transactions HOT Article details, the Pd(II) complexes are pre-catalysts which generate in situ real catalytic species of approx. 3 nm Pd(0) nanoparticles, protected by organoselenium species……….



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Palladium(II)-selenated Schiff base complex catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura coupling: Dependence of efficiency on alkyl chain length of ligand
Gyandshwar Kumar Rao, Arun Kumar, Bharat Kumar, Dinesh Kumar and Ajai Kumar Singh
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT11695A

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