What a couple! Arenes functionalized with donating groups undergo oxidative dehydrogenative coupling with alcohols in the presence of a copper/silver catalyst system. This intermolecular CH alkoxylation provides a convenient synthetic route to the important class of aryl ethers. The catalyst system also allows the alkoxylation of benzylic CH groups with formation of benzyl alkyl ethers.
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