A highly selective vanadium catalyst for benzylic C-H oxidation

Ji Bao Xia, Kevin W. Cormier, Chuo Chen

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Vanadium complexes have been used extensively to catalyze olefin and alcohol oxidation. However, their application in C-H oxidation has not been well-studied. We report herein that commercially available Cp 2VCl2 catalyzes benzylic C-H oxidation selectively and effectively, giving no aromatic oxidation products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2240-2245
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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  • Chemistry(all)


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