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C-C Forming Reactions with Palladium and Platinum: Lessons Learned in Our Group

Areej Hashim1, Abdullah Al-Hemyari1, Muna Bufaroosha1, Masataka Watanabe2, Krishna G. Dongol2, Thies Thiemann1, *
1 Department of Chemistry, College of Science, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 15551, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
2 Graduate School of Engineering and Institute of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan


This short paper details our experiences with Pd- and Pt-catalyzed cross-coupling and cyclization reactions in investigations covering the years from 1997 until now. Pd-catalysed Suzuki-Miyaura-, Heck- and Sonogashira-type cross coupling reactions in conjunction with other transformations in one pot, especially with the Wittig reaction, are highlighted. This is followed by a description of a combination of Heck- and cyclization reactions. Finally, Pt-catalyzed diene-yne cyclization reactions are discussed.

Keywords: Suzuki-Miyaura reaction, Wittig olefination, Heck reaction, Sonogashira coupling, Diene-yne cyclization, Triene cyclization, Pd-catalysis, Pt-catalysis.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2018
Volume: 5
First Page: 76
Last Page: 88
Publisher Id: CHEM-5-76
DOI: 10.2174/1874842201805010076

Article History:

Received Date: 26/4/2018
Revision Received Date: 29/7/2018
Acceptance Date: 6/8/2018
Electronic publication date: 28/09/2018
Collection year: 2018

© 2018 Hashim et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 15551, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; Tel: +971-(0)56-692-5943; E-mail:

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