Three Different Reactions, One Catalyst: A Cu(I) PNP Pincer Complex as Catalyst for C-C and C-N Cross-Couplings.

An air-stable, thermally robust, and well-defined Cu(I) PNP pincer complex based on the 2,6-diaminopyridine scaffold is described. This complex is an active catalyst for the cross-couplings of a range of aryl and heteroaryl (including benzoxazole, thiazole, pyridine, and thiophene) halides with different organomagnesium reagents, alkynes, and aryl-amines… (More)