1,3-Diynes synthesis by homo-coupling of terminal alkynes using a Pd(PPh3)4/Ag2O simple catalyst system

Xiujuan Feng, Ziran Zhao, Fan Yang, Tienan Jin, Yongjie Ma, Ming Bao

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Amine- and copper salt-free palladium-catalyzed homo-coupling reaction of terminal alkynes proceeded efficiently in the presence of silver(I) oxide, which served as both activator and oxidant, in tetrahydrofuran at 60 °C to achieve satisfactory yields of 1,3-diyne compounds. It was demonstrated for the first time by means of XPS analysis that Pd(0) species can be oxidated to Pd(II) by silver(I) oxide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1479-1482
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1


  • 1,3-Diyne synthesis
  • Homo-coupling
  • Palladium catalyst
  • Terminal alkyne

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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