Negishi alkyl-aryl cross-coupling catalyzed by Rh: Efficiency of novel tripodal 3-diphenylphosphino-2-(diphenylphosphino)methyl-2-methylpropyl acetate ligand

Syogo Ejiri, Shunsuke Odo, Hideki Takahashi, Yugo Nishimura, Kazuma Gotoh, Yasushi Nishihara, Kentaro Takagi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1692-1695
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 16 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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