Reactivity of O,O’-Dihalogenated Phenols in Anodic Oxidations
Anodic oxidations of o,o’-dihalogenated phenols afford diaryl ether or diaryl derivatives as one-electron oxidation products. Halogen substituents control the oxidation mode: the Cl or Br derivatives provide the diaryl ethers, whereas the diaryls are specifically produced from the iodo compounds. The reaction mechanism of these reactions is discussed.
KeywordsAnodic Oxidation Iodine Atom Phenolic Oxidation Oxidation Mode Halogen Substituent
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