Phosphites as ligands for efficient catalysis of Heck reactions

Matthias Beller, Alexander Zapf

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The palladium-catalyzed Heck reaction of aryl halides in the presence of phosphite ligands is described for the first time. Aryl bromides and even electron deficient aryl chlorides can be coupled efficiently (turnover numbers up to 31,000) with different olefins using palladium/trialkyl- or triaryl phosphite mixtures as catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-793
Number of pages2
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes


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