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o-Biaryl carbaldeydes and ketones are obtained through the one-pot reaction of o-aryl iodides with o-bromobenzyl alcohols under the catalytic action of Pd and norbornene, in the presence of a base. The same reaction can also give dibenzopyrans by Pd and norbornene catalysis with a different termination, leading to C-O ring closure. In both cases the process(More)
Catalytic methods are important tools for the synthesis of C-C bonds under mild and ambient conditions. Palladium chemistry predominates in this area because it offers the opportunity to form several different types of bonds in one pot. Palladium can also tolerate a variety of functional groups. Among the many investigations of catalytic aryl-aryl(More)
Organometallic and organo-catalysts are cooperatively at work in the enantioselective synthesis of dibenzopyran derivatives; palladium/norbornene and a cinchona alkaloid base guarantee good yields and satisfactory enantioselectivities in a one-pot reaction.
The direct syntheses of ureas, oxamides, 2-oxazolidinones, and benzoxazolones by the oxidative carbonylation of amines, β-amino alcohols, and 2-aminophenols allows us to obtain high value added molecules, which have a large number of important applications in several fields, from very simple building blocks. We have found that it is possible to perform(More)
A variety of isocoumarins have been synthesized directly from 2-halobenzoates and ketones through a palladium-catalyzed α-arylation step followed by an intramolecular cyclization process. The addition of iodide anions to the reaction mixture increased yields and selectivities especially when 2-bromobenzoates were employed. This phosphine-free one-pot(More)
Mechanistic questions concerning palladium and norbornene catalyzed aryl-aryl coupling reactions are treated in this paper: how aryl halides react with the intermediate palladacycles, formed by interaction of the two catalysts with an aryl halide, and what is the rational explanation of the "ortho effect" (caused by an ortho substituent in the starting aryl(More)
Selectively substituted o-teraryls are obtained by palladium/norbornene-catalyzed reaction of aryl iodides, aryl bromides and aryl boronic acids in ordered sequence; high selectivity is attained thanks to the addition of diethyl maleate acting as palladium ligand.
Selectively substituted biaryls containing a ketone unit are obtained under mild conditions in satisfactory yields by a simple reaction of ortho-substituted aryl iodides and ketones in the presence of palladium and norbornene as catalysts.