We report an efficient means of sp2–sp3 cross coupling for a variety of terminal monosubstituted olefins with aryl electrophiles using Pd and CuH catalysis. In addition to its applicability to a range of aryl bromide substrates, this process was also suitable for electron-deficient aryl chlorides, furnishing higher yields than the corresponding aryl bromides in these cases. The optimized protocol does not require the use of a glovebox and employs air-stable Cu and Pd complexes as precatalysts. A reaction on 10 mmol scale further highlighted the practical utility of this protocol. Employing a similar protocol, a series of cyclic alkenes were also examined. Cyclopentene was shown to undergo efficient coupling under these conditions. Lastly, deuterium-labeling studies indicate that deuterium scrambling does not take place in this sp2-sp3 cross coupling, implying that β-hydride elimination is not a significant process in this transformation.
“A Dual Palladium and Copper Hydride Catalyzed Approach for Alkyl–Aryl Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides and Olefins”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 1-6.