Mild and highly regioselective synthesis of biaryl acids via Rh (I)-catalyzed cross-dehydrogenative coupling of benzoic acids using sodium chlorite as oxidant

  • Yun Liu
  • Youquan Zhu
  • Chaojun Li


A mild and efficient synthesis for the biaryl acids via rhodium-catalyzed cross-dehydrogenative coupling reaction has been developed. This novel protocol with sodium chlorite as an oxidant featured many advantages such as mild reaction conditions, high regioselectivity, tolerance of various functional groups, and good to excellent yields.


biaryl acids cross-dehydrogenative coupling rhodium-catalyzed 


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We are grateful to the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) foundation (to C.-J. L.), NSERC, CFI, and FQRNT (CCVC) for their support of our research.

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Mild and Highly Regioselective Synthesis of Biaryl Acids via Rh(I)-Catalyzed Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling of Benzoic Acids Using Sodium Chlorite as Oxidant


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, FQRNT Center for Green Chemistry and CatalysisMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringJiangsu Normal UniversityXuzhouChina

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