Synthesis and Coordination Properties of 6,6'-Dimesityl-2,2'-bipyridine

Michael Schmittel 1 , Andrea Ganz 1 , Wolfdieter A. Schenk 2 , and Michael Hagel 2
  • 1 Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität Würzburg
  • 2 Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, D -97074 Würzburg, Germany

A synthetic route to 6,6′-dimesityl-2,2′-bipyridine is presented that involves a Suzuki coupling of 6,6′-dibromo-2,2′-bipyridine with mesityl boronic acid. The new sterically crowded ligand is investigated by X-ray analysis and its coordination behavior in the presence of copper(I) is examined.

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