Copper-catalyzed arylation of alkyl halides with arylaluminum reagents

Bijay Shrestha, Ramesh Giri

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We report a Cu-catalyzed coupling between triarylaluminum reagents and alkyl halides to form arylalkanes. The reaction proceeds in the presence of N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-o-phenylenediamine (NN-1) as a ligand in combination with CuI as a catalyst. This catalyst system enables the coupling of primary alkyl iodides and bromides with electron-neutral and electron-rich triarylaluminum reagents and affords the cross-coupled products in good to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2400-2407
Number of pages8
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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