Increasing the scope of palladium-catalyzed cyanations of aryl chlorides

Thomas Schareina, Ralf Jackstell, Thomas Schulz, Alexander Zapf, Alain Cotté, Matthias Gotta, Matthias Beller

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An improved protocol for the palladium-catalyzed cyanation of electron-rich aryl chlorides with potassium ferrocyanide [K4[Fe(CN)6]] is presented. Compared to previous procedures the substrate scope is significantly broadened.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-648
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Aromatic substitution
  • Aryl halides
  • C-C coupling
  • Cyanides
  • Palladium


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