Iron-catalyzed aryl-aryl cross-couplings with magnesium-derived copper reagents

Ioannis Sapountzis, Wenwei Lin, Christiane C. Kofink, Christina Despotopoulou, Paul Knochel

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Well-matched couples: Functionalized aryl and heteroaryl copper species obtained from the corresponding magnesium derivatives undergo Fe-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions with aryl iodides that bear keto, ester, triflate, or nitrile groups (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1654-1658
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 4


  • Copper
  • Cross-coupling
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Iron
  • Magnesium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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