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: chehjmscut.edu.cn
H.-L. Qi, D.-S. Chen, J.-S. Ye, J.-M. Huang, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 7482-7487.
DOI: 10.1021/jo400981f (free Supporting Information)
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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