Materials & Chemicals
Method For Aerobic Oxidative Coupling Of Thiophenes With A Ligand-Supported Paladium Catalyst
Inventors: Shannon Stahl, Stephen Tereniak
An oxidative homocoupling method of synthesizing certain 2,2′-bithiophenes from thiophenes using oxygen as the terminal oxidant is disclosed. In non-limiting examples, the method uses oxygen along with a catalytic system that includes palladium, an assistive ligand, and a non-palladium metal additive to catalyze one of the following reactions: [Image Omitted] Associated catalytic systems and compositions are also disclosed.
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