Dendrimer-type viologen (V2+.D.) was prepared from mesitylene and 4.4′-bipyridyl. Electroreduction of V2+.D. gave the corresponding quinoid (V0.D.), which promoted Pd-catalyzed homocoupling of aryl bromides Ar-Br to give the corresponding biaryls Ar-Ar in moderate to good yields.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry