Synthesis and stille cross-coupling reactions of 2-(tributylstannyl)-and 2,5-bis(trimethylstannyl)tellurophene

Daniel P. Sweat, Chad E. Stephens

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Herein, we describe the synthesis and Stille cross-coupling reactions of 2-(tributylstannyl)-and 2,5-bis(trimethylstannyl) tellurophene. The reactions were most optimal when using aryl iodides as coupling partners, and a mixed catalyst system consisting of tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) and copper(I) iodide, together with cesium fluoride as additive, in N,N-dimethylformamide. This is the first reported synthesis and use of stannylated tellurophenes for cross-coupling reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3214-3218
Number of pages5
Issue number19
StatePublished - 2009


  • Cross-coupling
  • Heterocyclic
  • Palladium
  • Stille reaction
  • Tellurophene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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