Synthesis of Phenol, Aromatic Ether, and Benzofuran Derivatives by Copper-Catalyzed Hydroxylation of Aryl Halides

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  • Dongbing Zhao,

    1. Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, 29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu 610064 (China), Fax: (+86) 28-8541-2203
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  • Ningjie Wu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, 29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu 610064 (China), Fax: (+86) 28-8541-2203
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  • Shuai Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, 29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu 610064 (China), Fax: (+86) 28-8541-2203
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  • Peihua Xi,

    1. Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, 29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu 610064 (China), Fax: (+86) 28-8541-2203
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  • Xiaoyu Su Dr.,

    1. Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, 29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu 610064 (China), Fax: (+86) 28-8541-2203
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  • Jingbo Lan Prof. Dr.,

    1. Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, 29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu 610064 (China), Fax: (+86) 28-8541-2203
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  • Jingsong You Prof. Dr.

    1. Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, 29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu 610064 (China), Fax: (+86) 28-8541-2203
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  • This work was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant nos 20772086, 20872101, and 20702035). We also thank the Center of Testing and Analysis, Sichuan University for NMR measurements.

Abstract

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A smooth operator: The copper-catalyzed synthesis of phenols from aryl halides was carried out under relatively mild reaction conditions. Alkyl aryl ethers and benzofurans could also be prepared smoothly by one-pot domino protocols based on hydroxylation of aryl iodides (see scheme).

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