Lanthanide assisted cross-coupling of aryl bromides with triethylaluminum

Margarita Shenglof, Dmitri Gelman, Gary A. Molander, Jochanan Blum*

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Cerium trichloride, as well as some other lanthanide salts, promote the palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of triethylaluminum with bromoarenes. The lanthanide compounds also increase the selectivity by diminishing the undesired hydrodebromination process.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)8593-8595
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number47
StatePublished - 17 Nov 2003

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Funding Information:
We thank the United States–Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for financial support of this study through grant No. 2000013.


  • Aluminum
  • Bromoarenes
  • Cross-coupling
  • Lanthanide compounds


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