We have developed shelf- and air-stable ortho-stannylated aniline reagents that can directly be coupled with alkenyl and aryl halides via Migita-Kosugi-Stille cross-coupling. We report (i) the efficient preparation of o-(tributylstannyl)aniline (2a) and o-(trimethylstannyl)aniline (2b), (ii) the comparison of the reactivities of 2a and 2b with those of related organostannanes in cross-coupling reaction with an alkenyl halide, and (iii) the cross-coupling of 2a and 2b with a series of arylhalides and triflate.
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These studies were supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (GM-65597) and the National Cancer Institute (CA-76497) of the United States National Institutes of Health.
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