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Weix Group Reveals New Multimetallic-Catalyzed Biaryl Synthesis

The Weix Group, recently discovered a new solution to the long-standing challenge of cross-coupling two different aryl electrophiles - a multimetallic cross-Ullman reaction. Graduate student Laura Ackerman, assisted by undergraduate Matt Lovell, developed a method to couple an aryl bromide with an aryl sulfonate ester selectively. The secret is to use a combination of two different metal catalysts, palladium and nickel, along with a simple fluoride salt. Given the abundance of the aryl starting materials and the importance of biaryls in pharmaceuticals and materials, this new reaction could find wide application. (more)

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September 25, 2015
Weix Group Reveals New Multimetallic-Catalyzed Biaryl Synthesis.  more...

June 24, 2015
Terrell Samoriski Wins Chemistry Department Sandra Beach Award.  more...

January 27, 2015
NIH Funds Neidig Research on Iron-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Cross Coupling.  more...

December 18, 2014
Daniel Weix Receives Two Awards for Green Chemistry Research.  more...

November 30, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Exciton Dynamics in Organic Solar Cells
Professor David Blank
Hutchison Hall 473

December 3, 2015 • 1:30 PM
Nickel-Catalyzed Ketone Formation and Stoichiometric Reactivity of Nickel(II) Acyl Halide Species with Organic Halides
Alexander Wotal
Gleason G118

December 7, 2015 • 2:00 PM
Kinetics of Charge Recombination in a Ladder Phenylene Polymer
Millard Wyman
Dewey 2110D

December 7, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Exploring iron catalysed phosphine synthesis: from hydrophosphination to dehydrocoupling
Professor Ruth Webster
Hutchison Hall 473

December 11, 2015 • 9:00 AM
Discovery of Functional Ligands from Genetically-Encoded Libraries of Peptide Derivatives
Professor Ratmir Derda
Hutchison Hall 473