Aerobic Oxidative Intramolecular Aromatic Coupling via Heterogeneous Metal Catalysts

Shigenobu Fujimoto, Kenji Matsumoto, Mitsuru Shindo

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An aerobic, heterogeneously catalyzed oxidative intramolecular coupling reaction of aromatic compounds is reported here. Using commercially available, recyclable heterogeneous metal catalysts, the coupling reactions of o-terphenyls and 1,ω-biarylalkanes proceeded quickly under mild conditions, i.e., at room temperature under oxygen as a co-oxidant almost all within 1 h, to provide the corresponding coupled products like triphenylenes and phenanthrenes in good to excellent yields. This reaction is an easily handled, practical, and atom-economical coupling method, which is of great importance in modern organic syntheses. (Figure presented.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3057-3061
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 6 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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