Iron-Catalyzed Synthesis of Fused Aromatic Compounds via C–H Bond Activation

  • Arimasa Matsumoto
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Introduction

Iron catalysts in organic synthesis are strongly in demand because iron is non-toxic, inexpensive, and the most abundant transition metal in the earth, although their use is still limited compared with that of rare, precious metals such as palladium, ruthenium, and rhodium. This thesis describes the first practical example of iron catalysis in the carbon–hydrogen bond activation reaction to synthesized fused aromatic ring compounds. By using a unique combination of iron catalyst and dichloride oxidant, various kind of naphthalene and phenanthrene derivatives were synthesized via annulation reaction with alkynes including direct C–H bond activation process. This achievement opens the new possibility of low-valent iron catalysis and expands synthetic methods for a sustainable society.

Keywords

Alkyne Annulation C–H Bond Activation Fused Aromatic Compounds Iron Catalysis Iron Catalyst Naphthalene Derivatives Phenanthrene Derivatives

Authors and affiliations

  • Arimasa Matsumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54928-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54927-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54928-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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