A Convenient Synthesis of 2,2-Diarylcyclobutanones by Cerium(IV) Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) Mediated Oxidation of Methylenecyclopropanes (MCPs)
Vijay Nair*, T. D. Suja, Kishor Mohanan
*Organic Chemistry Section, Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), 695019 Trivandrum, India, Email: vijaynair_2001yahoo.com
V. Nair, T. D. Suja, K. Mohanan, Synthesis, 2006, 2531-2534.
Oxidative ring expansion of methylenecyclopropanes with CAN under oxygen atmosphere was investigated. A facile conversion affording 2,2-diarylcyclobutanones occurred in good yields.
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