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Issue 10, 2013
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Highly practical iron-catalyzed C–O cleavage reactions

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Facile iron-catalyzed cleavage of various allyl, cinnamyl and benzyl C–O linkages has been effected in the presence of ethylmagnesium chloride. The protocol is operationally simple (xylene–THF, r.t., 1 h), requires low catalyst loading (1 mol% FeCl2) and tolerates halides, esters, amines, ethers and olefins. The allyl moiety is converted to volatile hydrocarbons which renders laborious product separation unnecessary.

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2013, accepted on 13 Jun 2013 and first published on 14 Jun 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00266G
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013,3, 2541-2545
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    Highly practical iron-catalyzed C–O cleavage reactions

    D. Gärtner, H. Konnerth and A. J. von Wangelin, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, 3, 2541
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00266G

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