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Cobalt Modified N-doped Carbon Nanotubes for Catalytic C=C Bond Formation via Dehydrogenative Coupling of Benzyl Alcohols and DMSO

Abstract

The development of heterogeneous, cost-effective and environmentally benign catalysts to construct C=C bonds is highly desirable. We here report Co@N-doped carbon nanotubes (Co@NCNT) as a catalyst for novel synthesis of styryl sulfides via dehydrogenative coupling of benzyl alcohols and DMSO under anaerobic condition. This reaction maintains high carbon atom efficiency as C=C bond was formed without the cracking of C-S bond. We proposed Co modified N-doped carbon sites are the active sites, different from traditionally believed metal centers for dehydrogenative C-C coupling. Moreover, the Co@NCNT catalyst could be easily separated and recycled for at least six runs. This work opens up new application of metal-N-C catalysts in C=C bond-forming reactions in synthetic chemistry.

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The article was received on 01 Aug 2017, accepted on 10 Nov 2017 and first published on 10 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02335A
Citation: Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Cobalt Modified N-doped Carbon Nanotubes for Catalytic C=C Bond Formation via Dehydrogenative Coupling of Benzyl Alcohols and DMSO

    J. Li, G. Liu, L. Shi, Q. Xing and F. li, Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02335A

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