Synthesis of PEG-supported organotrifluoroborates and their applications in palladium-catalyzed homo-coupling reactions
A general synthetic route to water-soluble PEG-supported organotrifluoroborates has been developed. In the presence of air and catalytic amounts of Pd(OAc)2, the PEG-supported organotrifluoroborates undergo homo-coupling reactions smoothly at room temperature. No additional oxidizing agent, base, or phosphine ligands are required.
- This article is part of the themed collection: In memory of Professor Kenneth Wade