From back left to right front: K. Matsuoka, Prof. T. Yoshino, N. Komai, Prof. S. Matsunaga (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)
Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Arylgermanium Compounds
Shigeki Matsunaga presents the Pd-catalyzed germylation of aryl bromides and aryl triflates.
Palladium-Catalyzed Germylation of Aryl Bromides and Aryl Triflates Using Hexamethyldigermane: N. Komami, K. Matsuoka, T. Yoshino, S. Matsunaga
Synthesis 2018, DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1609301
Arylgermanes are fascinating yet marginally studied compounds and potentially attractive synthetic intermediates. However, only a limited number of synthetic methods using arylgermanes have been reported so far, possibly because of the lack of general methods to prepare these compounds. Recently, the group of Professor Shigeki Matsunaga (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan) reported a new strategy for accessing the title compounds.