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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Publication details for Dr Philip W. Dyer

Tuxworth, Luke, Baiget, Lise, Phanopoulos, Andreas, Metters, Owen J., Batsanov, Andrei S., Fox, Mark A., Howard, Judith A. K. & Dyer, Philip W. (2012). Phosphine-alkene ligand-mediated alkyl-alkyl and alkyl-halide elimination processes from palladium(II). Chemical Communications 48(84): 10413-10415.

Author(s) from Durham


N-Diphenylphosphino-7-aza-benzobicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene (2) behaves as a chelating phosphine–alkene ligand for Pd0 and PdII, promoting direct alkyl–alkyl and indirect alkyl–halide reductive elimination reactions due to the stabilisation of the resulting bis(phosphine–alkene)Pd0 complex.