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The Suzuki Coupling with Phosphine Dendrimer-Stabilized Nano Nickel
L. Wu*, J. Ling, Z.-Q. Wu
University of Notre Dame, USA; Harbin Institute of Technology and Hefei University of Technology, P. R. of China
19 August 2011 (online)
Phosphine dendrimer stabilized nickel nanoparticles (G3DenP-Ni) were prepared by reduction of NiCl2 with NaBH4 in the presence of a third-generation phosphine dendrimer and TOABr. G3DenP-Ni catalyzed the Suzuki coupling of aryl halides 1 and arylboronic acids 2 in the presence of K3PO4˙7H2O to give the corresponding biaryls 3 in 86-100% yield (30 examples).