A one-step synthesis of symmetrical biaryls was developed and uses a nickel(III) complex containing a Schiff base and dithiolate ligands as a catalyst for the homocoupling of in situ generated Grignard reagents. The coupling reaction was performed at room temperature with molecular oxygen as the oxidant, which renders the reaction energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The catalytic methodology is compatible with diverse functionalities, including chlorido, nitro, nitrile, and heteroatoms, and provides biaryls in appreciable yields.
|Journal||European Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Sep 2013|