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Ni-Catalyzed C–C Couplings Using Alkyl Electrophiles

  • Takanori Iwasaki
  • Nobuaki Kambe
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Ni-Based and Fe-Based Cross-Coupling Reactions


Much effort has been devoted to developing new methods using Ni catalysts for the cross-coupling reaction of alkyl electrophiles with organometallic reagents, and significant achievements in this area have emerged during the past two decades. Nickel catalysts have enabled the coupling reaction of not only primary alkyl electrophiles, but also sterically hindered secondary and tertiary alkyl electrophiles possessing β-hydrogens with various organometallic reagents to construct carbon skeletons. In addition, Ni catalysts opened a new era of asymmetric cross-coupling reaction using alkyl halides. Recent progress in nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of alkyl electrophiles with sp3-, sp2-, and sp-hybridized organometallic reagents including asymmetric variants as well as mechanistic insights of nickel catalysis are reviewed in this chapter.


Cross-coupling Homogeneous catalysis Nickel Alkyl halides Organometallic reagents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversitySuitaJapan

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