One-step synthesis of biaryls under mild conditions

Aparna Bhat, Fawad Inam, Badekai Ramachandra Bhat

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7139-7144
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2013


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