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Oxidation–reductive coupling of alcohols catalyzed by oxo-vanadium complexes

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Oxo-vanadium complexes are found to catalyze the redox disproportionation of benzylic and allylic alcohols, which results in co-production of carbonyl products and reductively coupled hydrocarbon dimers. Preliminary experimental and computational findings suggest the intervention of reduced V-alkoxide species, which undergo facile C–O bond homolysis to produce carbon free radicals, precursors to the hydrocarbon dimers.

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The article was received on 31 Oct 2017, accepted on 22 Dec 2017 and first published on 22 Dec 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08387D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 790-793
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    Oxidation–reductive coupling of alcohols catalyzed by oxo-vanadium complexes

    E. Steffensmeier and K. M. Nicholas, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 790
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08387D

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