Palladium-catalyzed reductive cleavage of tosylated arenes using isopropanol as the mild reducing agent

Wing Kin Chow, Chau Ming So, Chak Po Lau, Fuk Yee Kwong

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This journal is The deoxygenation of tosylated arenes catalyzed by a palladium complex is described. This method represents one of the first general examples of reductive C-O bond cleavage of aryl tosylates via palladium catalysis. By simply employing isopropanol as a mild reducing agent, a variety of tosylated arenes can be smoothly reduced. Labelling experiments revealed that the H source is isopropanol.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-467
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Chemistry Frontiers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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  • Organic Chemistry

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