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Copper-Assisted Nickel Catalyzed Ligand-Free C(sp2)-O Cross-Coupling of Vinyl Halides and Phenols

Debasish Kundu, Pintu Maity and Brindaban C. Ranu*

*Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032, India, Email:

D. Kundu, P. Maity, B. C. Ranu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1040-1043.

DOI: 10.1021/ol500134p


A convenient and efficient protocol for the cross-coupling of phenols and vinyl halides by a unique Ni/Cu catalytic system provides an easy access to a library of aryl-vinyl and aryl-styrenyl ethers. The reaction is catalyzed by Ni and Cu is involved in the transmetalation process.

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Key Words

aryl ethers

ID: J54-Y2014