Heck reaction catalyzed by phospha-palladacycles in non-aqueous ionic liquids

Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Volker P.W. Böhm

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Phospha-palladacycles are among the most powerful palladium catalyst systems for the Heck reaction. We have shown the use of non-aqueous ionic liquids (NAILs) as an alternative to traditional molecular solvents for this reaction, with the phospha-palladacycle catalysts resulting in easy product separation, possible catalyst recycling and further increases in catalyst productivity. Preliminary results obtained with bromo- and chloro arenes are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 5 Jan 1999


  • Catalysis
  • Heck reaction
  • Non-aqueous ionic liquids
  • Palladacycles
  • Palladium


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