[Au]/[Pd] Multicatalytic Processes: Direct One-Pot Access to Benzo[ c ]chromenes and Benzo[ b ]furans

Yoshihiro Oonishi, Adrián Gómez-Suárez, Anthony R. Martin, Yusuke Makida, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

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A new synthetic protocol that combines the advantages offered by eco-friendly solvent-free reactions and sequential transformations is reported. This strategy offers straightforward access to benzo[c]chromenes and benzo[b]furans from commercially available starting materials. This two-step, one-pot strategy consists of an Au-catalyzed hydrophenoxylation process followed by Pd-catalyzed C-H activation or Mizoroki-Heck reactions. The selectivity of the process towards C-H activation or Mizoroki-Heck reaction can be easily tuned. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13507-13510
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number42
StatePublished - Aug 28 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Acknowledgements: The ERC (Advanced Investigator Award-FUNCAT), EPSRC, and Syngenta are gratefully acknowledged for support. Umicore AG is acknowledged for their generous gift of materials. The EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Service Centre (NMSSC) is gratefully acknowledged for HRMS analyses. S.P.N. is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. S.P.N. thanks King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (CCF project) for support. Y.O. thanks the Uehara Memorial Foundation for a Research Fellowship.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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