Oxidative C-C Bond Cleavage for the Synthesis of Aryl Carboxylic Acids from Aryl Alkyl Ketones
Liang Xu, Shengpeng Wang, Bajin Chen, Meichao Li*, Xinquan Hu, Baoxiang Hu, Liqun Jin, Nan Sun, Zhenlu Shen*
*Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, P. R. of China, Email: limczjut.edu.cn, zhenlushenzjut.edu.cn
L. Xu, S. Wang, B. Chen, M. Li, X. Hu, B. Hu, L. Jin, N. Sun, Z. Shen, Synlett, 2018, 29, 1505-1509.
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A metal-free and one-pot two-step synthesis of aryl carboxylic acids from aryl alkyl ketones has been performed with iodine as the catalyst, DMSO and TBHP as the oxidants. Various aryl alkyl ketones could be converted into their corresponding aryl carboxylic acids in very good yields.
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