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Title: Cobalt−NHC Catalyzed C(sp 2 )−C(sp 3 ) and C(sp 2 )−C(sp 2 ) Kumada Cross‐Coupling of Aryl Tosylates with Alkyl and Aryl Grignard Reagents

The first cobalt‐catalyzed cross‐coupling of aryl tosylates with alkyl and aryl Grignard reagents is reported. The catalytic system uses CoF3and NHCs (NHC=N‐heterocyclic carbene) as ancillary ligands. The reaction proceeds via highly selective C−O bond functionalization, leading to the corresponding products in up to 98 % yield. The employment of alkyl Grignard reagents allows to achieve a rare C(sp2)−C(sp3) cross‐coupling of C−O electrophiles, circumventing isomerization and β‐hydride elimination problems. The use of aryl Grignards leads to the formation of biaryls. The C−O cross‐coupling sets the stage for a sequential cross‐coupling by exploiting the orthogonal selectivity of the catalytic system.

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Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
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p. 202-206
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National Science Foundation
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