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Direct oxidation of the C(sp2)–C(sp3) bond from benzyltrimethylsilanes to phenols

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Abstract

A novel pathway for direct conversion of benzylsilanes to phenols by oxidation with Na2S2O8 and oxygen is efficiently developed under mild and neutral conditions. The reaction shows good functional group tolerance to afford phenols in moderate yields. The possible mechanism is proposed based on the isotopic labeling trials.

Graphical abstract: Direct oxidation of the C(sp2)–C(sp3) bond from benzyltrimethylsilanes to phenols

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The article was received on 11 Mar 2017, accepted on 15 Apr 2017 and first published on 18 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01868A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    Direct oxidation of the C(sp2)–C(sp3) bond from benzyltrimethylsilanes to phenols

    W. Li, G. Gao, Y. Gao, C. Yang and W. Xia, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01868A

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