Heck reaction

The Heck reaction (also called the Mizoroki-Heck reaction) is the chemical reaction of an unsaturated halide (or triflate) with an alkene and a strong base and palladium catalyst to form a substituted alkene.Together with the other palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, this reaction is of great importance, as it allows to do substitution reactions on planar centers. 

Patents references

Step Conditions Patent
a tri(o-tolyl)phosphine / Et3N / Pd(OAc)2 / ACN WO2010026110 (Roche)
Step Conditions Patent
a  tri(o-tolyl)phosphine / Et3N / Pd(OAc)2 / DMF WO2010026110 (Roche)



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Palladium-catalyzed annulation of aryl iodides with diphenylacetylene
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