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Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Cleavage of C-C Bonds in Epoxides Leading to Aryl Ketones

Lijun Gu*, Cheng Jin, Hongtao Zhang and Lizhu Zhang

*Key Laboratory of Chemistry in Ethnic Medicinal Resources, State Ethnic Affairs Commission & Ministry of Education, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming 650500, China, Email:

L. Gu, C. Jin, H. Zhang, L. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 8453-8456.

DOI: 10.1021/jo5013898

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A copper-catalyzed aerobic C-C cleavage of single bonds enables a transformation of epoxides into ketones.

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Key Words

Aryl Ketones, Oxygen

ID: J42-Y2014