Electroreductive generation of recyclable organic reductant from N,N′-dioctyl-4,4′-bipyridinium and Pd-catalyzed reductive coupling of aryl halides

Manabu Kuroboshi, Ryoto Kobayashi, Takayuki Nakagawa, Hideo Tanaka

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Electroreduction of N,N′-dioctyl-4,4′-bipyridinium bis(triflimide) [C8V2+][Tf2N-] 2 in THF gave a dark blue solution of the corresponding quinoid C8V0, which worked as an efficient organic reductant for Pd-catalyzed reductive coupling of aryl bromides to give the corresponding biphenyl derivatives in good yields. After usual workup, [C8V 2+][Tf2N-]2 was recovered and reused for generation of the organic reductant C8V0.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009



  • Coupling
  • Electron transfer
  • Halides
  • Palladium
  • Reductions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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