Patent Number: 8,299,263

Title: N-heterocyclic carbene-amido palladium(II) catalysts and method of use thereof

Abstract: A new N-heterocyclic catalyst system which contains N-heterocyclic carbene and amido as ligands, which are strongly bound to a palladium metal. Another heteroatom functionality can be used as a third ligand L. The NHC-amidate ligand system is unique in structure, and shows excellent reactivities in a number of chemical reactions. The chemical reactions include carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom (oxygen and nitrogen) bond formations, and oxidation reactions of saturated carbon chemicals via C--H activation.

Inventors: Jung; Kyung Woon (Fullerton, CA), Yoo; Kyung Soo (Fullerton, CA), Sakaguchi; Satoshi (Hyogo, JP), Park; Chan Phil (Chunnam, KR), O'Neill; Justin (Pasadena, CA), Lee; Joo Ho (Los Angeles, CA)

Assignee: University of Southern California

International Classification: C07F 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-10-30 0:00:00