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Cross-couplings between benzylic and aryl halides “on water”: synthesis of diarylmethanes

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Abstract

A remarkably simple entry to unsymmetrical diarylmethanes has been developed that relies on an in situ organozinc-mediated, palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling. Thus, by mixing a benzyl and aryl halide together in the presence of Zn metal and a Pd catalyst, diarylmethanes are formed at room temperature without assistance by a surfactant; hence, “on water”.

Graphical abstract: Cross-couplings between benzylic and aryl halides “on water”: synthesis of diarylmethanes

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The article was received on 26 Oct 2009, accepted on 30 Nov 2009 and first published on 09 Dec 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B922280D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 562-564
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    Cross-couplings between benzylic and aryl halides “on water”: synthesis of diarylmethanes

    C. Duplais, A. Krasovskiy, A. Wattenberg and B. H. Lipshutz, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 562
    DOI: 10.1039/B922280D

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