Swift C-C bond insertion by a 12-electron palladium(0) surrogate

Breitwieser K, Dankert F, Grünwald A, Mayer PR, Heinemann FW, Munz D (2023)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2023


DOI: 10.1039/d3cc03964a


The selective activation of C-C bonds holds vast promise for catalysis. So far, research has been primarily directed at rhodium and nickel under harsh reaction conditions. Herein, we report C-C insertion reactions of a 12-electron palladium(0) surrogate stabilized by a cyclic(alkyl)(amino) carbene (CAAC) ligand. Benzonitrile (1), biphenylene (2), benzocyclobutenone (3), and naphtho[b]cyclopropene (4) were studied. These substrates allow elucidation of the effect of ring strain as well as hybridization encompassing sp3, sp2 and sp hybridized carbon atoms. All reactions proceed quantitatively at or below room temperature. This work therefore outlines perspectives for mild C-C bond functionalization catalysis.

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Breitwieser, K., Dankert, F., Grünwald, A., Mayer, P.R., Heinemann, F.W., & Munz, D. (2023). Swift C-C bond insertion by a 12-electron palladium(0) surrogate. Chemical Communications. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3cc03964a


Breitwieser, Kevin, et al. "Swift C-C bond insertion by a 12-electron palladium(0) surrogate." Chemical Communications (2023).

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