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Copper-Catalyzed Diaryl Ether Formation from (Hetero)aryl Halides at Low Catalytic Loadings

Yuntong Zhai, Xiaofei Chen, Wei Zhou, Mengyang Fan, Yisheng Lai and Dawei Ma*

*State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 345 Lingling Lu, Shanghai 200032, China, Email:

Y. Zhai, X. Chen, W. Zhou, M. Fan, Y. Lai, D. Ma, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 4964-4969.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00493


Diaryl formation from phenols and (hetero)aryl halides is achieved in the presence of very low loadings of CuI and N,N'-bis(2-phenylphenyl) oxalamide (BPPO) or N-(2-phenylphenyl)-N'-benzyl oxalamide (PPBO) as ligands at 90C using DMF or MeCN as the solvent.

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Key Words

Ullmann coupling

ID: J42-Y2017