Copper(I) Phenoxide complexes in the etherification of aryl halides

Jesse W. Tye, Zhiqiang Weng, Ramesh Giri, John F. Hartwig

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"Chemical Equation Presented" No copping out! Copper(I) phenoxide complexes containing chelating ligands (see picture), proposed intermediates in copper-catalyzed etherification of aryl halides, have been synthesized and fully characterized. The kinetic and chemical competence of the isolated complexes are demonstrated for the synthesis of aryl phenyl ethers, and experiments provide evidence against mechanistic pathways involving the formation of either free or caged radicals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2185-2189
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 15 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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