Copper(II)-catalyzed O-Phenylation of Alcohols with Organobismuth(V) Reagents : A Convenient Method for the Synthesis of Simple tert-Alkyl Phenyl Ethers
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A convenient method for copper(II)-catalyzed O-phenylation of simple alcohols with organobismuth(V) compounds under mild conditions is described. Treatment of tetraphenylbismuth fluoride (Ph<SUB>4</SUB>BiF) with various simple alcohols in the presence of a catalytic amount of Cu<SUP>II</SUP> acetate affords the corresponding phenyl ethers in good yields and the present reaction is successfully applied to the prepararion of various <I>tert</I>-alkyl phenyl ethers.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 35(10), 1140-1141, 2006-10-05
The Chemical Society of Japan