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Iron-Catalyzed Selective Biaryl Coupling:  Remarkable Suppression of Homocoupling by the Fluoride Anion

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posted on 15.08.2007 by Takuji Hatakeyama, Masaharu Nakamura
In the presence of iron(III) fluoride and 1,3-bis(2,6-di-i-propylphenyl)imidazolinium chloride, aryl magnesium bromides react with aryl chlorides to give the corresponding cross-coupling products, unsymmetrical biaryls, in good to excellent yields.