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Sterically demanding trialkylphosphines for palladium-catalyzed cross coupling reactions—alternatives to PtBu3

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The strong electron-donation and the steric bulk of trialkylphosphines renders them as very useful ligands for palladium-catalyzed cross coupling reactions. This critical review reports on the synthesis of two families of trialkylphosphines (diadamantylalkylphosphines, fluorenyldialkylphosphines) and the properties of the respective palladium complexes in various cross coupling reactions, which evolved as alternatives to the classical Pd/PtBu3 system. In contrast to the latter phosphine the new classes of ligands are characterized by a highly flexible ligand design, which allows the fine tuning of catalytic properties to the specific needs of certain substrates and also enables the attachment of additional tags to impart certain useful properties onto the respective phosphines (179 references).

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The article was received on 15 Jul 2009 and first published on 16 Oct 2009


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B903646F
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 694-711

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    Sterically demanding trialkylphosphines for palladium-catalyzed cross coupling reactions—alternatives to PtBu3

    C. A. Fleckenstein and H. Plenio, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 694
    DOI: 10.1039/B903646F

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