Selective nitrous oxide oxidation for C-H oxidation and aromatization of 9,10-dihydroanthracene derivatives

Kentaro Hashimoto, Hirotaka Tanaka, Taketo Ikeno, Tohru Yamada

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During the nitrous oxide oxidation of 9,10-dihydroanthracene derivatives catalyzed by the ruthenium-porphyrin complexes, anthraquinones were selectively afforded by the C-H oxidation of the benzylic carbon under the appropriate reaction conditions, whereas anthracenes as a result of oxidative aromatization were selectively obtained in the presence of sulfuric acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-583
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 5


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