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Nickel-Catalyzed Direct Synthesis of Quinoxalines from 2-Nitroanilines and Vicinal Diols: Identifying Nature of the Active Catalyst

Sujan Shee, Dibyajyoti Panja and Sabuj Kundu*

*Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016, India, Email:

S. Shee, D. Panja, S. Kundu, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 2775-2784.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b03104 (free Supporting Information)

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The inexpensive and simple NiBr2/1,10-phenanthroline system catalyzed a synthesis of a series of quinoxalines from both 1,2-diamines and 2-nitroanilines.

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