Platinum(ii)-catalyzed selective para C-H alkoxylation of arylamines through a coordinating activation strategy.

Research paper by Jiabin J Shen, Jun J Xu, Heng H Cai, Chao C Shen, Pengfei P Zhang

Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry


A highly efficient method to selectively install alkoxy onto the para position of arylamines via a coordinating activation strategy has been reported. Various substrates are compatible, providing the corresponding products in good to excellent yields. This strategy gives an efficient and practical solution for the synthesis of unsymmetrical aryl ethers. A free radical pathway mechanism is advised for transformation.