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Nickel-Catalyzed Molybdenum-Promoted Carbonylative Synthesis of Benzophenones

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posted on 25.05.2018, 00:00 by Jin-Bao Peng, Fu-Peng Wu, Da Li, Xinxin Qi, Jun Ying, Xiao-Feng Wu
A nickel-catalyzed molybdenum-promoted carbonylative coupling reaction for the synthesis of benzophenones from aryl iodides has been developed. Various substituted diaryl ketones were synthesized in moderate to excellent yields under CO-gas-free conditions. A synergetic effect of both nickel and molybdenum has been observed, which is also responsible for the success of this transformation.