A Domino Oxidation/Arylation/Protodecarboxylation Reaction of Salicylaldehydes: Expanded Access to meta-Arylphenols

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  • Authors:
  • Junfei Luo
  • Sara Preciado
  • Solomon Olatokunbo Araromi
  • Igor Larrosa


A method that allows salicylaldehydes to be efficiently transformed into meta-arylated phenol derivatives through a cascade oxidation/arylation/protodecarboxylation sequence is presented. We demonstrate that the aldehyde functional group can be used as a convenient removable directing group to control site selectivity in C−H activation. Aldehydes are easily introduced into the starting materials and the group is readily cleaved after the C−H functionalization event.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015