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An Iodine-Promoted, Mild and Efficient Method for the Synthesis of Phenols from Arylboronic Acids

Ankur Gogoi, Utpal Bora*

*Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh 786004, Assam, India, Email:

A. Gogoi, U. Bora, Synlett, 2012, 23, 1079-1081.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1290654


The use of aqueous hydrogen peroxide as oxidizing agent and molecular iodine as catalyst enables a mild and efficient methodology for the ipso-hydroxylation of arylboronic acids to phenols. The reactions were performed at room temperature in short reaction time under metal-, ligand- and base-free conditions.

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Key Words

arylboronic acids, phenols, hydroxylation, hydrogen peroxide, iodine

ID: J60-Y2012-1170