Iron-mediated cross dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) of terminal alkynes with benzylic ethers and alkanes
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- Xiang, SK., Zhang, B., Zhang, LH. et al. Sci. China Chem. (2012) 55: 50. doi:10.1007/s11426-011-4435-3
Iron-mediated sp-sp3 C-C bond formation through the cross dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) of terminal alkynes with benzylic ethers or alkanes has been developed. The inexpensive iron salt is used as the catalyst to make this transformation environmentally benign.