Redox Inactive Metal Ion Promoted CH Activation of Benzene to Phenol with PdII(bpym): Demonstrating New Strategies in Catalyst Designs
Article first published online: 10 FEB 2013
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Chemistry – An Asian Journal
Volume 8, Issue 5, pages 888–891, May 2013
How to Cite
Guo, H., Chen, Z., Mei, F., Zhu, D., Xiong, H. and Yin, G. (2013), Redox Inactive Metal Ion Promoted CH Activation of Benzene to Phenol with PdII(bpym): Demonstrating New Strategies in Catalyst Designs. Chem. Asian J., 8: 888–891. doi: 10.1002/asia.201300003
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 10 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 2 JAN 2013
- National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Number: 21073228
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- benzene hydroxylation;
- CH activation;
- Lewis acid;
Al in: A new strategy was introduced to modify the electronics and steric hindrance of the PdII ion in order to change its reactivity towards benzene hydroxylation. In trifluoroacetic acid, free PdII ions provide dominantly biphenyl, with phenol as minor product. Ligation of bpym to the PdII ion results in its deactivation with regard to benzene functionalization. The addition of the redox inactive AlIII ion to the PdII(bpym) complex recovers its catalytic activity, and alters the reactivity of PdII ion from benzene coupling to hydroxylation.