Tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethylene (TDAE)-Pd promoted reductive homo-coupling of aryl halides

Manabu Kuroboshi, Yoko Waki, Hideo Tanaka

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A combination of tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethylene (TDAE) and palladium catalysts promoted reductive homo-coupling of aryl halides efficiently to afford the corresponding biaryls in good to quantitative yields. TDAE acted as a very mild reductant, and easily reducible functional groups, such as a nitro formyl, ester, or nitrile group, remained unchanged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-639
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 17 2002


  • Aryl halides
  • Biaryls
  • Organic reductant
  • Palladium
  • Reductive homo-coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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