Styryl ether formation from benzyl alcohols under transition-metal-free basic DMSO conditions.

Abstract

A phenol-catalyzed aerobic oxidative styryl ether formation method was developed with benzyl alcohol under basic DMSO. Styryl ether was obtained after 12 hours of heating at 60-80 °C where DMSO was involved in the reaction as the extra carbon source. Control experiments indicated that both phenol and DMSO are crucial for the success of the reaction. A variety of styryl ethers were prepared smoothly from benzyl alcohols in good to excellent yields in an environmentally friendly way.

DOI: 10.1039/c4ob02358g

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@article{Yang2015StyrylEF, title={Styryl ether formation from benzyl alcohols under transition-metal-free basic DMSO conditions.}, author={Kai Yang and Qiuling Song}, journal={Organic & biomolecular chemistry}, year={2015}, volume={13 8}, pages={2267-72} }