Allylation of Imidazoles. The Beneficial Effect of Imidazole Ligands on (π-Allyl)nickel Coupling

Spencer Knapp, Jennifer Albaneze, Harvey J. Schugar

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The coupling of (π-allyl)nickel halide complexes with iodoimidazoles proceeds efficiently in toluene solution without the use of coordinating solvent or added ligand. Nickel-promoted allylation, and symmetrical coupling, of non-imidazole aryl halides is enhanced by using N-methylimidazole as an additive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)997-998
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry

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