Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of C[BOND]O Bonds in Aryl Ethers

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  • Dr. Mamoru Tobisu,

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    1. Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6879-7396
    • Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6879-7396
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  • Prof. Dr. Naoto Chatani

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    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6879-7396
    • Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6879-7396
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Abstract

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The first cut is the deepest: Hydrogenolysis is now applicable to the inert C(aryl)[BOND]O bonds in aryl ethers by using a soluble nickel complex ligated by N-heterocyclic carbenes. The protocol is potentially useful in the depolymerization of aryl ether-based biopolymers, such as lignin and coal. COD: 1,5-cyclooctadiene.

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