Homocoupling of benzyl halides catalyzed by POCOP-nickel pincer complexes
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Science Program
Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory (HCL)
Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractTwo types of POCOP-nickel(II) pincer complexes were prepared by mixing POCOP pincer ligands and NiX 2 in toluene at reflux. The resulting nickel complexes efficiently catalyze the homocoupling reactions of benzyl halides in the presence of zinc. The coupled products were obtained in excellent to quantitative yields. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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