Lehmler HJ1, Robertson LW.
Chemosphere. 2001 Oct;45(2):137-43.An improved synthesis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) utilizing a palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction (Suzuki-coupling) is described. The coupling of (chlorinated) aryl boronic acids 1-3 with bromochlorobenzenes 4 using the standard conditions of the Suzuki-coupling gave the desired PCB congeners 5-7 in good to excellent yields. The self-coupling product of the aryl boronic acids is the major impurity of this reaction. Read More