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Mild and Phosphine-Free Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Nonactivated Secondary Alkyl Halides with Alkynyl Grignard Reagents

A simple protocol for iron-catalyzed cross-coupling of nonactivated secondary alkyl bromides and iodides with alkynyl Grignard reagents at room temperature has been developed. A wide range of secondary alkyl halides and terminal alkynes are tolerated to afford the substituted alkynes in good yields. A slight modification of the reaction protocol also allows for cross-coupling with a variety of primary alkyl halides.

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