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Highly efficient synthesis of 9-fluorenones from 9H-fluorenes by air oxidation

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Abstract

9-Fluorenones substituted with nitro, halogen, or alkyl groups can be easily obtained in high yield and purity by aerobic oxidation of 9H-fluorenes under ambient conditions in the presence of KOH in THF.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient synthesis of 9-fluorenones from 9H-fluorenes by air oxidation

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The article was received on 03 Feb 2011, accepted on 21 Apr 2011 and first published on 10 Jun 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15136C
Citation: Green Chem., 2011,13, 1891-1896
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    Highly efficient synthesis of 9-fluorenones from 9H-fluorenes by air oxidation

    X. Zhang, X. Ji, S. Jiang, L. Liu, B. L. Weeks and Z. Zhang, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 1891
    DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15136C

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