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[Pd(IPr*OMe)(acac)Cl]: Tuning the N‑Heterocyclic Carbene in Catalytic C–N Bond Formation

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posted on 20.02.2016, 01:51 by Sebastien Meiries, Klaus Speck, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan
A new N-heterocyclic ligand IPr*OMe [N,N′-bis­(2,6-bis­(diphenylmethyl)-4-methoxyphenyl)­imidazol-2-ylidene] has been synthesized and compared with its earlier methyl-substituted congener IPr* [N,N′-bis­(2,6-bis­(diphenylmethyl)-4-methylphenyl)­imidazol-2-ylidene]. IPr*OMe was successfully bound to palladium, and the catalytic activity of the resulting complex [Pd­(IPr*OMe)­(acac)­Cl] was investigated in Buchwald–Hartwig arylamination. Catalytic activity was compared to that of [Pd­(IPr*)­(acac)­Cl].