Kolbe-Schmitt type reaction under ambient conditions mediated by an organic base

Yuta Sadamitsu, Akira Okumura, Kodai Saito, Tohru Yamada

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The combined use of an organic base for resorcinols realized a Kolbe-Schmitt type reaction under ambient conditions. When resorcinols (3-hydroxyphenol derivatives) were treated with DBU under a carbon dioxide atmosphere, nucleophilic addition to carbon dioxide proceeded to afford the corresponding salicylic acid derivatives in high yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9837-9840
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number66
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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