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Efficient Ni(II)-Catalyzed Dialkylation of Aromatic Aldehydes
Y. Fu, J.-X. Wang*, K. Wang, Y. Hu
Northwest Normal Universtity, Lanzhou and Lanzhou University, P. R. of China
22 January 2009 (online)
Functionalized organozinc halides can be reacted with aromatic electron-rich aldehydes in the presence of a silylating agent and catalytic amounts of Ni(acac)2. The resulting dialkylation products are obtained in good to excellent yields. The reaction proceeds under mild conditions.