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Issue 45, 2018
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Catalytic dehydrogenative aromatization of cyclohexanones and cyclohexenones

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Abstract

Phenols and phenol derivatives serve as synthetic building blocks for the construction of compounds ranging from polymers to pharmaceuticals. Despite numerous methods for phenol synthesis, the catalytic dehydrogenation of carbocyclic compounds such as cyclohexanones and cyclohexenones to generate substituted phenol derivatives has received much attention. This review describes recent research progress concerning catalytic dehydrogenative aromatization and I2 promoted oxidative aromatization reactions in view of the types of cyclohexanone and cyclohexenone substrates and reactions, including the associated mechanisms and developments.

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The article was received on 21 Sep 2018, accepted on 24 Oct 2018 and first published on 24 Oct 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02351D
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018,16, 8662-8676

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    Catalytic dehydrogenative aromatization of cyclohexanones and cyclohexenones

    X. Liu, J. Chen and T. Ma, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 8662
    DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02351D

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