Homocoupling of benzyl halides catalyzed by POCOP-nickel pincer complexes

Tao Chen, Limin Yang, Liang Li, Kuo Wei Huang

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Two types of POCOP-nickel(II) pincer complexes were prepared by mixing POCOP pincer ligands and NiX 2 in toluene at reflux. The resulting nickel complexes efficiently catalyze the homocoupling reactions of benzyl halides in the presence of zinc. The coupled products were obtained in excellent to quantitative yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6152-6157
Number of pages6
Issue number31
StatePublished - Aug 5 2012


  • Catalysis
  • Homocoupling
  • Nickel
  • Pincer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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