Fluoride-free Hiyama cross-coupling reactions of phenyltrimethoxysilane with aryl halides were performed in
water using sodium hydroxide as the activator at 110 °C. The reactions, catalyzed by PVP stabilized colloidal palladium
nanoparticles, show enhanced rate under microwave heating and proceed quickly (6 min).The progress of the reactions
was monitored by GC-MS and parameters such as catalyst concentration, effect of base, recyclability etc. were investigated.
Excellent yields were obtained with a variety of substrates and the products, after isolation, were characterized by