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Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Nonsymmetrical Aryl Ethers Using Nitroarenes

Aniket P. Sarkate, Sushilkumar S. Bahekar, Vijay M. Wadhai, Ganesh N. Ghandge, Pravin S. Wakte, Devanand B. Shinde*

*Department of Chemical Technology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, MS, India, Email:

A. P. Sarkate, S. S. Bahekar, V. M. Wadhai, G. N. Ghandge, P. S. Wakte, D. B. Shinde, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1513-1516.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338869 (free Supporting Information)


An efficient, microwave-assisted ligand-free and catalyst-free coupling of various nitroarenes and phenols produces nonsymmetrical diaryl ethers. The newly developed method is an ecofriendly and cost-effective approach to synthesize nonsymmetrical aryl ethers.

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Key Words

microwave synthesis, ligand-free, catalyst-free, nonsymmetrical diaryl ethers, O-arylation

ID: J60-Y2013