Preferential oxidative addition in palladium(0)-catalyzed suzuki cross-coupling reactions of dihaloarenes with arylboronic acids.J Am Chem Soc. 2005 Jul 20; 127(28):10006-7.JA
The study of Pd(0)-/t-Bu3P system as a powerful catalyst for the cross-coupling of n,m-dihaloarenes with 1 equiv of arylboronic acids is described. Our work demonstrated that the fate of the regenerated Pd(0) catalyst can be controlled when the appropriate ligand is employed. The results described here may lead to the development of new, efficient processes to conjugate polymers with controlled length which are potentially useful in molecular electronics.