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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|State||Published - Dec 2 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry