C–H carboxylation of aromatic compounds via CO2 fixation

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  • Authors:
  • Junfei Luo
  • Igor Larrosa


Carbon dioxide (CO2) represents the most abundant and accessible carbon source in Earth. Thus the ability to transform COinto valuable commodity chemicals via construction of C-C bonds is an invaluable strategy. Carboxylic acids and derivatives, the main products obtained by carboxylation of carbon nucleophiles by reaction of CO2, have wide application in pharmaceuticals and
advanced materials. Among the variety of carboxylation methods currently available, the direct carboxylation of C–H bonds with COhas attracted much attention due to its advantages from a step- and atom-economical point of view. In particular, the prevalence of (hetero)aromatic carboxylic acid and derivatives among biologically active compounds has led to significant interest in the development of methods for their direct carboxylation from CO2. In this review will discuss the latest achievements in the area of direct C–H carboxylation of (hetero)aromatic compounds with CO2.

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Original languageEnglish
Early online date16 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017