3-Diphenylphosphino-2-(diphenylphoshino)methyl-2-methylpropyl acetate acted as an efficient ligand for a Rh catalyst, achieving cross-coupling between arylzinc compounds bearing electron-withdrawing groups and alkyl electrophiles. The beneficial effect of the tripodal ligand and such aryl nucleophiles was discussed with regard to the specificity of the Rh catalysis.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry