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J Org Chem. 2013 Sep 6;78(17):8730-8. doi: 10.1021/jo401421b. Epub 2013 Aug 16.

One-pot synthesis of ferrocenyl ketones containing biaryls and 6-aryl-2-ferrocenylquinolines via Ir/Pd-cocatalyzed α-alkylation/Suzuki reaction.

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  • 1College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, Henan 471022, China.


An efficient PPh3-cyclometalated iridium(III) benzo[h]quinoline hydride 1/Pd(OAc)2-cocatalyzed three-component α-alkylation/Suzuki reaction has been developed. The three-component reaction of 4-bromobenzyl alcohol, acetylferrocene, and arylboronic acids gives ferrocenyl ketones containing biaryls in moderate to good yields. This method was successfully applied to a one-pot synthesis of 6-aryl-2-ferrocenyl quinolines, using (2-amino-5-bromophenyl)methanol instead of 4-bromobenzyl alcohol.

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