Visible-light induced oxidative Csp(3)-H activation of methyl aromatics to methyl esters

TitleVisible-light induced oxidative Csp(3)-H activation of methyl aromatics to methyl esters
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsZhang L.L, Yi H., Wang J., Lei A.W
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume18
Pagination5122-5126
ISBN Number1463-9262
Accession NumberWOS:000384876500004
KeywordsOil and Gas Degradition
AbstractDirect functionalization of readily available hydrocarbons under mild conditions fulfills the requirements of green and sustainable chemistry. In this work, a mild and green catalytic oxidative Csp(3)-H activation of methyl aromatics using O-2 via photocatalysis has been achieved. A lot of methyl aromatics can be tolerated, providing a green route for aromatic methyl carboxylates. In addition, this protocol can be performed on a gram scale.
DOI10.1039/c6gc01880g