Antimony/N-Hydroxyphthalimide as a Catalyst System for Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling Reactions under Aerobic Conditions

Authors

  • Arata Tanoue,

    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan, Fax: (+81)-3-5684-0634; phone: (+81)-3-5841-4790
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  • Woo-Jin Yoo,

    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan, Fax: (+81)-3-5684-0634; phone: (+81)-3-5841-4790
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  • Shū Kobayashi

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan, Fax: (+81)-3-5684-0634; phone: (+81)-3-5841-4790
    • Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan, Fax: (+81)-3-5684-0634; phone: (+81)-3-5841-4790
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Abstract

In the course of our investigations to find a novel catalyst for the cross-dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) reaction, it was discovered that antimony(V) serves as a co-catalyst with N-hydroxyphthalimide (NHPI) under aerobic conditions. This is a rare example of a catalytic use of antimony for an oxidative coupling reaction.

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