Volume 92 Issue 14 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 7, 2014

Green Cross-Couplings Via Electrosynthesis

Electrochemical method sparks a simple and efficient cross-coupling of phenols to make nonsymmetrical biaryl diols
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: electrochemistry, cross-coupling, diol

By using organic electrosynthesis, a research team in Germany has developed a one-step protocol for cross-coupling phenols to make nonsymmetrical biaryl diols, which are useful in natural product synthesis, in materials science, and as catalyst ligands (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201400627). In the green method, the team led by Siegfried R. Waldvogel of Johannes Gutenberg University, and including researchers at specialty chemical . . .

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