Atom-economic threefold cross-couplings of triarylbismuth reagents with 2-halobenzaldehydes and pot-economic in situ Wittig functionalizations with phosphonium salts†
In this paper we report an efficient pot-economic methodology for the synthesis of ortho-olefinated biaryls. This has been achieved through an atom-economic threefold cross-coupling of triarylbismuth reagents with 2-halobenzaldehydes followed by pot-economic in situ Wittig olefination. The overall process is a pot-economic straightforward synthesis of ortho-olefinated biaryls from 2-halobenzaldehydes, triarylbismuth reagents and phosphonium salts. This pot-economic approach was applied to the formal synthesis of medicinally important Eupomatilone-6.