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Insight into Transmetalation Enables Cobalt-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Cross Coupling

Author(s): Neely, Jamie M; Bezdek, Mate J; Chirik, Paul J

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dc.contributor.authorNeely, Jamie M-
dc.contributor.authorBezdek, Mate J-
dc.contributor.authorChirik, Paul J-
dc.identifier.citationNeely, Jamie M, Bezdek, Mate J, Chirik, Paul J. (2016). Insight into Transmetalation Enables Cobalt-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Cross Coupling. ACS CENTRAL SCIENCE, 2 (935 - 942. doi:10.1021/acscentsci.6b00283en_US
dc.description.abstractAmong the fundamental transformations that comprise a catalytic cycle for cross coupling, transmetalation from the nucleophile to the metal catalyst is perhaps the least understood. Optimizing this elementary step has enabled the first example of a cobalt-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura cross coupling between aryl triflate electrophiles and heteroaryl boron nucleophiles. Key to this discovery was the preparation and characterization of a new class of tetrahedral, high-spin bis(phosphino) pyridine cobalt(I) alkoxide and aryloxide complexes, ((PNP)-P-iPr) CoOR, and optimizing their reactivity with 2-benzofuranylBPin (Pin = pinacolate). Cobalt compounds with small alkoxide substituents such as R = methyl and ethyl underwent swift transmetalation at 23 degrees C but also proved kinetically unstable toward beta-H elimination. Secondary alkoxides such as R = Pr-i or CH(Ph) Me balanced stability and reactivity. Isolation and structural characterization of the product following transmetalation, ((PNP)-P-iPr)Co(2-benzofuranyl), established a planar, diamagnetic cobalt(I) complex, demonstrating the high-and low-spin states of cobalt(I) rapidly interconvert during this reaction. The insights from the studies in this elementary step guided selection of appropriate reaction conditions to enable the first examples of cobalt-catalyzed C-C bond formation between neutral boron nucleophiles and aryl triflate electrophiles, and a model for the successful transmetalation reactivity is proposed.en_US
dc.format.extent935 - 942en_US
dc.relation.ispartofACS CENTRAL SCIENCEen_US
dc.rightsFinal published version. This is an open access article.en_US
dc.titleInsight into Transmetalation Enables Cobalt-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Cross Couplingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US

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