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The Development of Iron Catalysts for Cross-Coupling Reactions

  • Robin B. BedfordEmail author
  • Peter B. Brenner
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Part of the Topics in Organometallic Chemistry book series (TOPORGAN, volume 50)

Abstract

Cross-coupling between organometallic nucleophiles and organic electrophiles is currently one of the most widely investigated areas of organic homogeneous catalysis with iron. This overview charts the development and application of iron catalysts for cross-coupling reactions, focusing predominantly on findings over the last 5 years.

Keywords

Cross-coupling Iron Iron catalysis 

Abbreviations

acac

Acetylacetonate

Ar

Aryl

9-BBN

9-Borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane

bmim

1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium

cat

Catalyst

Cp

Cyclopentadienyl

dpbz

1,2-Bis(diphenylphosphino)benzene

dppe

1,2-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane

dppp

1,3-Bis(diphenylphosphino)propane

EPR

Electron paramagnetic resonance

Mes

Mesityl, 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl

NHC

N-heterocyclic carbene

NMP

N-methylpyrrolidone

salen

N,N′-ethylenebis(salicylimine)

Tf

Triflate

THF

Tetrahydrofuran

TMEDA

N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-1,2-ethylenediamine

TMS

Trimethylsilyl

Ts

Tosyl

Xantphos

4,5-Bis(diphenylphosphino)-9,9-dimethylxanthene

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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