A general palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of aryl mesylates

Chau Ming So, Chak Po Lau, Fuk Yee Kwong

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Catalyze this! The first palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of unactivated aryl mesylates is reported, with not only arylboronic acids, but also other organoboron nucleophiles (see picture; Z=B(OH)2, BF3K, BPin). The reaction conditions are compatible with various common functional groups (R1=alkyl, OMe, CHO, CO, CN, CO2R′, heteroaryl). KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8059-8063
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2008


  • Cross-coupling
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Mesylates
  • Palladium
  • Phosphanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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