Bismuth(III)-catalyzed dehydrative etherification and thioetherification of phenolic hydroxy groups

Masahito Murai, Kazuki Origuchi, Kazuhiko Takai

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Abstract

Use of a bismuth catalyst allowed efficient dehydrative substitution of phenolic hydroxy groups with alcohols and thiols to form C-O and C-S bonds. The reaction required equimolar amounts of two readily available substrates that generated H2O as the only byproduct. The relatively mild reaction conditions were compatible with the functional groups selected, and provided excellent chemoselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3828-3831
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume16
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 18 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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