Homocoupling of benzyl halides catalyzed by POCOP-nickel pincer complexes

Tao Chen, Limin Yang, LIANG LI, Kuo-Wei Huang

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Two 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6152-6157
Number of pages6
Issue number31
StatePublished - Aug 2012

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We are grateful for the generous financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery


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