Facile and selective aerobic oxidation of arylalkanes to aryl ketones using cesium carbonate

Kwanghee Koh Park, Lun K. Tsou, Andrew D. Hamilton

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Abstract

Various arylalkanes such as fluorenes, xanthene, anthrone, 9,10-dihydroanthracene, and diphenylmethane are effectively transformed into the corresponding aryl ketones, while amino and aldehyde functionalities remain intact, under air in the presence of cesium carbonate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3617-3620
Number of pages4
JournalSynthesis
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2006

Keywords

  • Aerobic oxidation
  • Aryl ketones
  • Arylalkanes
  • Cesium carbonate
  • Oxygenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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