Cobalt-Catalyzed Suzuki Biaryl Coupling of Aryl Halides

Soneela Asghar, Sanita B. Tailor, David Elorriaga, Robin B. Bedford*

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Readily accessed cobalt pre-catalysts with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands catalyze the Suzuki cross-coupling of aryl chlorides and bromides with alkyllithium-activated arylboronic pinacolate esters. Preliminary mechanistic studies indicate that the cobalt species is reduced to Co0 during the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16367-16370
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number51
Early online date14 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2017


  • aryl halides
  • carbenes
  • cobalt
  • N-heterocycles
  • Suzuki coupling


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