Metal-catalyzed reductive coupling reactions of aryl halides and (pseudo)halides with carbonyl-type compounds have undergone an impressive development within the last years. These methodologies have shown to be a powerful alternate strategy, practicality aside, to the use of stoichiometric, well-defined, and, in some cases, air-sensitive organometallic species. In this Minireview, the recent findings in this field are summarized, with particular emphasis on the mechanistic interpretation of the results and future aspects of this area of expertise.
Metal-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling Reactions of Organic Halides with Carbonyl-Type Compounds
T. Moragas, A. Correa, R. Martin
Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 8242-8258