Three new triarylphosphines were prepared that have a 2,3,4,5- tetraphenylphenyl (TPPh) moiety on one of the phenyl rings (at the ortho, meta, or para position) of triphenylphosphine. Among them, the ortho derivative is particularly effective to utilize unactivated aryl chlorides in three different palladiumcatalyzed reactions, i.e., Suzuki-Miyaura coupling, Mizoroki-Heck reaction, and silylation with Me3SiSiMe3. On the other hand, the corresponding meta and para derivatives are not effective as ligands at all in these catalytic reactions. X-ray crystal structures of Pd(0) complexes having the effective phosphines (ortho derivatives) as ligands show that η2-coordination on the TPPh moiety is general and operative to realize a highly active catalyst system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry