Cross-coupling of vinylpolysiloxanes with aryl iodides

Scott E. Denmark, Zhigang Wang

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Commercially available vinylpolysiloxane (1) rapidly undergoes cross-coupling reactions with aryl and alkenyl iodides in the presence of tetrabutylammonium fluoride (two to three equivalents) and Pd(dba)2 (1-5 mol%) at room temperature to afford coupling products in high yield. This process employs an inexpensive and non-toxic siloxane reagent and shows good functional group compatibility and high stereospecificity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-375
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2001


  • Alkenes
  • Cross-coupling
  • Palladium catalysis
  • Styrenes
  • Vinylpolysiloxanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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