The coupling reaction of phenylboronic acid with 4-silyl-bromobenzenes incorporating an ionic liquid support
or its neutral analogue at 80 °C in DMF/H2O in the presence of Pd(PPh3)4 and Na2CO3 takes place much faster and more
efficiently under microwave irradiation than under traditional heating. It is an attractive method to carry out the generally
slow Suzuki–Miyaura reactions under microwave conditions.