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Electrochemical Technique and Copper-Promoted Transformations: Selective Hydroxylation and Amination of Arylboronic Acids

Hong-Lin Qi, Dong-Song Chen, Jian-Shan Ye and Jing-Mei Huang*

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510640, China, Email:

H.-L. Qi, D.-S. Chen, J.-S. Ye, J.-M. Huang, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 7482-7487.

DOI: 10.1021/jo400981f


An efficient, fast and selective electrosynthesis of phenols and anilines from arylboronic acids in aqueous ammonia is achieved in an undivided cell. By simply changing the concentration of aqueous ammonia and the anode potential, good yields of phenols and anilines can be obtained chemoselectively.

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Key Words

Phenols, Anilines

ID: J42-Y2013