Multifunctional cyclodextrin-based N,N-bidentate ligands for aqueous Heck arylation
•Two new RAME-β-CD-based N,N-bidentate ligands have been synthesized by click chemistry.•Their palladium complexes have been synthesized and characterized. One of the phosphane displayed a hemilabile coordination mode.•High selectivities were measured in Pd-catalyzed Heck reaction of aryl iodides.•The RAME-β-CD-based N,N-bidentate ligands act as multifunctional ligands as they combined several properties in a single material.
Novel Pd(II) complexes coordinated by N,N-bidentate ligands derived from cyclodextrins have been synthesized by copper-catalyzed azide alkyne 1,3-cycloaddition (CuAAC). Depending on the nature of the N,N-bidentate ligand, fast or slow equilibriums between the free N,N-bidentate ligand and the Pd-species were detected by NMR measurements. The new Pd(II) complexes acted as efficient water soluble catalysts for the Heck reaction of aryl iodides in aqueous medium. The reaction could tolerate aerobic conditions and affords the coupling products in good yields. Once the reaction was complete, the product and the catalyst could be recovered separately by simple decantation.
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Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 479, 5 June 2014, Pages 1–8