Takashi Nishikata

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[reaction: see text]. In contrast to the Pd(0)-catalyzed mechanism by Uemura, Mizoroki-Heck type reaction of boronic acids is found to proceed under a Pd(II)-mediated pathway using a catalytic amount of Pd(OAc)2 in the presence of Cu(OAc)2 as an oxidant. Treatment of a variety of alkenes with boronic acids, boronates, and sodium tetraphenylborate furnishes(More)
An environmentally benign surfactant (TPGS-750-M), a diester composed of racemic α-tocopherol, MPEG-750, and succinic acid, has been designed and readily prepared as an effective nanomicelle-forming species for general use in metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions in water. Several "name" reactions, including Heck, Suzuki-Miyaura, Sonogashira, and(More)
Reactions of 2-bromoesters and styrenes underwent a [2+1] cycloaddition reaction, i.e., cyclopropanation, to produce donor-acceptor (D-A) cyclopropanes through a radical addition-ring closure process. In this reaction, the combination of copper(ii) complex and amines is found to be a good catalyst system to obtain cyclic compounds in high yields. This(More)
Palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of aryl halides with aromatic C H bonds have emerged as a powerful method for the preparation of biaryls. Despite substantially increased attention to the field, typical reaction conditions still require high temperatures (> 120 8C) for insertion into aromatic C H bonds, which can be viewed as a major drawback to(More)
A copper-catalyzed site-selective fluorination of α-bromoamides possessing multiple reaction sites, such as primary and secondary alkyl-Br bonds, using inexpensive CsF is reported. Tertiary alkyl-F bonds, which are very difficult to synthesize, can be formed by this fluorination reaction with the aid of an amide group. Control experiments revealed that in(More)
α-Halocarbonyl compounds undergo β-hydrogen elimination to give conjugated olefins in the presence of a transition-metal catalyst. However, a copper/triamine catalyst system can induce the alkylative Mizoroki–Heck reaction of styrenes with tertiary-alkyl halides possessing a withdrawing group under very mild conditions. This reaction provides an efficient(More)
Gold nanoparticles (1 nm in size) stabilized by ammonium salts of hyperbranched polystyrene are prepared. Selection of the R groups provides access to both water- and organo-dispersible gold nanoparticles. The resulting gold nanoparticles are subjected to studies on catalysis in solution, which include reduction of 4-nitrophenol with sodium borohydride,(More)
2-Vinyl-substituted phenol and an alpha-bromoester undergo a tandem esterification-alkylation reaction in the presence of a Cu-amine catalyst system to produce benzene-fused lactone. Z-Alkylated styrene is obtained after hydrolysis of the lactone with perfect selectivity. The simple protocol developed in this work opens a new avenue in the(More)