Synthesis of Aryl- and Alkylquinones through Rhodium-Catalyzed C-C Coupling under Mild Conditions
Dawei Wang*, Bingyang Ge, Liyong Du, Hongyan Miao, Yuqiang Ding*
*School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, Jiangsu Province, P. R. of China, Email: wangdwjiangnan.edu.cn, ydingjiangnan.edu.cn
D. Wang, B. Ge, L. Du, H. Miao, Y. Ding, Synlett, 2014, 25, 2895-2898.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379472 (free Supporting Information)
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[Cp*RhCl2]2 is a very effective catalyst for C-C coupling of quinones with aryl and alkyl boronic acids under mild conditions. This reaction provides a practical, efficient method for the synthesis of aryl- and alkylquinones in good yields at room temperature and under base-free conditions.
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