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Cu- and Pd-catalyzed Ullmann reaction on a hexagonal boron nitride layer

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Abstract

The Ullmann reaction is being widely adopted as a strategy for on-surface organic synthesis. Herein, we investigated the Ullmann reaction on a hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) layer grown on an Ni(111) substrate using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). We explored the catalytic activity of Cu and Pd atoms dosed with the molecular precursors. We found that the dispersed atoms of both metals efficiently catalyze the reaction, but lead to different reaction paths.

Graphical abstract: Cu- and Pd-catalyzed Ullmann reaction on a hexagonal boron nitride layer

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The article was received on 21 Jun 2016, accepted on 16 Sep 2016 and first published on 16 Sep 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05029H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 13225-13228
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    Cu- and Pd-catalyzed Ullmann reaction on a hexagonal boron nitride layer

    W. Zhao, L. Dong, C. Huang, Z. M. Win and N. Lin, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13225
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05029H

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