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Issue 8, 2014
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Atomic-scale insight into the formation, mobility and reaction of Ullmann coupling intermediates

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Abstract

The Ullmann reaction of bromobenzene, the simplest coupling reagent, to form biphenyl on a Cu surface proceeds via a highly mobile organometallic intermediate in which two phenyl groups extract and bind a single surface Cu atom.

Graphical abstract: Atomic-scale insight into the formation, mobility and reaction of Ullmann coupling intermediates

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Submitted
12 Sep 2013
Accepted
28 Nov 2013
First published
29 Nov 2013

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 1006-1008
Article type
Communication

Atomic-scale insight into the formation, mobility and reaction of Ullmann coupling intermediates

E. A. Lewis, C. J. Murphy, M. L. Liriano and E. C. H. Sykes, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1006
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47002D

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