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Base-Promoted, Mild and Highly Efficient Conversion of Arylboronic Acids into Phenols with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide

Shengmei Guo*, Lin Lu, Hu Cai*

*Department of Chemistry, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330031, P. R. of China, Email:,

S. Guo, L. Lu, H. Cai, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1712-1714.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1339303


A mild and efficient protocol for the synthesis of phenols from arylboronic acids in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide is promoted by KOH. Products were obtained in good to excellent yields within several minutes.

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Key Words

arylboronic acids, phenols, tert-butyl hydroperoxide, base, synthetic methods

ID: J60-Y2013