Electron transfer-induced coupling of haloarenes to styrenes and 1,1-diphenylethenes triggered by diketopiperazines and potassium tert-butoxide

Eswararao Doni, Shengze Zhou, John A. Murphy

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The coupling of haloarenes to styrenes and 1,1-diarylethenes has been achieved
with potassium tert-butoxide in the presence of N,N'-dialkyldiketopiperazines. In contrast to previously reported reactions where phenanthroline has been used to mediate the reactions, the use of diketopiperazines can lead to either 1,1,2-triarylethenes or 1,1,2-triarylethanes, depending on the conditions used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1755-1774
Number of pages20
Issue number2
Early online date22 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015


  • electron transfer
  • coupling
  • haloarenes
  • potassium tert-butoxide
  • diketopiperazine

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