Development of cross-coupling reactions including electro-oxidative processes and their applications to the synthesis of π-extended compounds

Koichi Mitsudo, Hideo Tanaka, Seiji Suga

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An electrochemical method to synthesize cationic palladium complexes has been developed. Their counter anions could be changed readily by the electrolyte. The reaction could be incorporated into electro - oxidative palladium catalyzed reactions, such as Wacker-type reaction, homo -coupling of arylboronic acids, oxidative Sonogashira-type coupling, and Glaser - type coupling of terminal alkynes. These reactions exhibited a wide scope and a variety of products were obtained in high yields due to high activity of electrogenerated palladium species. We also developed site-selective sequential reactions by the integration of the electro - oxidative coupling reactions with non - electrochemical reactions. The reaction site could be controlled completely by the onloff application of electricity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Catalytic reaction
  • Cross - coupling
  • Electro - oxidation
  • Electrochemistry
  • Homo - coupling
  • Palladium
  • Silver
  • Silver acetylide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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