Palladium-catalyzed reductive homocoupling of N'-tosyl arylhydrazines.

Research paper by Jin-Biao JB Liu, Lin L Nie, Hui H Yan, Li-Hua LH Jiang, Jiang J Weng, Gui G Lu

Indexed on: 26 Oct '13Published on: 26 Oct '13Published in: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry


A novel procedure for the preparation of biaryl compounds by Pd-catalyzed homocoupling of N'-tosyl arylhydrazine has been described. N'-Tosyl arylhydrazine, as a readily available and stable coupling partner, demonstrated its generality in the homocoupling reactions. The scope of the reaction and possible mechanism have also been investigated.