Generation of substituted styrenes via Suzuki cross-coupling of aryl halides with 2,4,6-trivinylcyclotriboroxane.


The synthesis of functionalized styrene derivatives can be readily achieved utilizing a Suzuki cross-coupling protocol between aryl halides and 2,4,6-trivinylcyclotriboroxane-pyridine complex. The scope and limitations of the procedure were demonstrated by investigation of an array of ortho-substituted aryl halides.