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Catalytic Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Nitrogen Heterocycles Using Heterogeneous Cobalt Oxide Supported on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon

Andrei V. Iosub and Shannon S. Stahl*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States, Email:

A. V. Iosub, S. S. Stahl, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 4404-4407.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b01790

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A heterogeneous cobalt oxide is an effective catalyst for aerobic dehydrogenation of various 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolines to the corresponding quinolines in good yields under mild conditions. Other N-heterocycles are also successfully oxidized to their aromatic counterparts.

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Key Words

quinolines, oxygen

ID: J54-Y2015