Efficient Indirect Electrochemical Synthesis of 2-Substituted Benzoxazoles using Sodium Iodide as Mediator

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  • Wei-Cui Li,

    1. College of Life Science & Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86)-10-6739-6211; phone: (+86)-10-6739-6211
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  • Cheng-Chu Zeng,

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    1. College of Life Science & Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86)-10-6739-6211; phone: (+86)-10-6739-6211
    • College of Life Science & Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86)-10-6739-6211; phone: (+86)-10-6739-6211

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  • Li-Ming Hu,

    1. College of Life Science & Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, People's Republic of China, Fax: (+86)-10-6739-6211; phone: (+86)-10-6739-6211
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  • Hong-Yu Tian,

    1. Food College, Beijing Technology & Business University, Beijing 100048, People's Republic of China
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  • R. Daniel Little

    1. Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-9510, USA
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Abstract

An electrochemical strategy for the efficient synthesis of 2-substituted benzoxazoles was developed using a catalytic amount of sodium iodide (NaI) as a redox catalyst in a two-phase buffer system.

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