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Synthesis of Dibenzofurans via C-H Activation of o-Iodo Diaryl Ethers

Niranjan Panda*, Irshad Mattan and Dinesh Kumar Nayak

*Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha 769008, India, Email:

N. Panda, I. Mattan, D. K. Nayak, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 6590-6597.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.5b00634 (free Supporting Information)

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An efficient method for the synthesis of dibenzofurans from o-iododiaryl ethers is catalyzed by reusable Pd/C under ligand-free conditions. Synthesis of o-iododiaryl ether was achieved in one pot through sequential iodination and O-arylation of phenol under mild reaction conditions.

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