Palladium-catalyzed Suzuki reaction using 1,3-dialkylbenzimidazol-2-ylidene ligands in aqueous media

Ozdemir I., Gok Y., Gurbuz N., CETINKAYA E., CETINKAYA B.

HETEROATOM CHEMISTRY, vol.15, no.6, pp.419-423, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/hc.20034
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-423
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


From readily available starting compounds, six functionalized 1,3-dialkylbenzimidazolium salts (2a-c and 4a-c) have been prepared and characterized by conventional spectroscopic methods and elemental analyses. A highly effective, easy to handle, and environmentally benign process for palladium-mediated Suzuki cross-coupling was developed. The in situ prepared three-component systems Pd(OAc)(2)/1,3-dialkylbenzimidazolium chlorides and Cs2CO3 catalyze quantitatively the Suzuki cross-coupling of deactivated aryl chlorides. (C) 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.