Ni-catalyzed decarbonylative cyanation of acyl chlorides with trimethylsilyl cyanide has been achieved. This transformation is applicable to the synthesis of an array of nitrile compounds bearing a wide range of functional groups under neutral conditions. The step-by-step experimental studies revealed that the reaction sequences of the present catalytic reaction are oxidative addition, transmetalation, decarbonylation, and reductive elimination.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry