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Aerobic Oxidation of Alkyl 2-Phenylhydrazinecarboxylates Catalyzed by CuCl and DMAP

Min Hye Kim and Jinho Kim*

*Department of Chemistry, and Research Institute of Natural Sciences, Incheon National University, 119 Academy-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 22012, Republic of Korea, Email:

M. H. Kim, J. Kim, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 1673-1679.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b03119


The synthesis of alkyl 2-phenylazocarboxylates largely depended on the stoichiometric use of toxic oxidants. The use of CuCl and DMAP as catalysts enables an environment-friendly aerobic oxidation of alkyl 2-phenylhydrazinecarboxylates to alkyl 2-phenylazocarboxylates under mild conditions.

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Key Words

azo compounds, oxygen

ID: J42-Y2018