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The Ru-Catalyzed Alkylative Dearyloxylation of L-type 2-Aryloxyethanols

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  • Daniel Weickmann,

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany), Fax: (+49) 711-685 64285
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  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Plietker

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    1. Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany), Fax: (+49) 711-685 64285
    • Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany), Fax: (+49) 711-685 64285
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Abstract

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Not everybody can be a lignin supermodel: A commercially available Ru-complex was found to be efficient in the selective dearyloxylation of various lignin-type model compounds under hydrogen-autotransfer conditions. Addition of base and a primary alcohol after the dearyloxylation set the stage for a sequential alkylative dearyloxylation giving various α-alkylated lignin-type degradation products in good yields.

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