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Palladium-catalysed magnesiation of benzene

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In the presence of a catalytic quantity of [Pd(PCy3)2], a reagent containing a Mg–Mg bond effects the C–H functionalisation of benzene resulting in a 100% atom efficient transformation to generate an unprecedented aryl magnesium hydride.

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The article was received on 06 Aug 2018, accepted on 08 Oct 2018 and first published on 08 Oct 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06392C
Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 12326-12328

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    Palladium-catalysed magnesiation of benzene

    M. Garçon, A. J. P. White and M. R. Crimmin, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 12326
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06392C

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