Remarkably effective phosphanes simply with a PPh2moiety: Application to Pd-Catalysed cross-coupling reactions for tetra-ortho-substituted biaryl syntheses

Chau Ming So, Wing Kin Chow, Pui Ying Choy, Chak Po Lau, Fuk Yee Kwong

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Chemical equation presented Expanding the horizons of ArPPh2: New applications of triarylphosphane ligands are presented. The Pd-L1 and Pd-L2 complexes offer exceptionally high activity in Suzuki-Miyaura cross-couplings of aryl chlorides. The extremely congested synthesis of tetraortho-substituted biaryl compounds is achieved for the first time by simply using triarylphosphane ligands. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7996-8001
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2010


  • Biaryls
  • Cross-coupling
  • Palladium
  • Phosphane ligands
  • Suzuki-Miyaura coupling

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  • Chemistry(all)

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