Synthesis and characterization of 1-phenyl-3-alkylbenzimidazol-2-ylidene salts and their catalytic activities in the Heck and Suzuki cross-coupling reactions

Akkoc S., GÖK Y.

JOURNAL OF COORDINATION CHEMISTRY, vol.66, no.8, pp.1396-1404, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The synthesis and characterization of 1-phenyl-3-alkyl-substituted carbene precursors that were prepared from 1-phenyl substituted benzimidazole and various alkyl halides are reported. The new benzimidazolium salts (1a-e) were characterized by H-1 NMR, C-13 NMR, FT-IR spectroscopic methods and elemental analyses. New in situ generated palladium-benzimidazolium complexes were tested for catalytic activity in the Mizoroki-Heck and Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions.