Coumarin-surfactant modified polyoxometalate catalyzed cross dehydrogenative coupling of benzyl alcohol with the para -C–H of unprotected aniline Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. This paper presents a novel method for synthesizing para-aminobenzophenone and its derivatives (p-ABPs) using a coumarin-surfactant modified polyoxometalate as the catalyst. Preliminary mechanistic studies indicate that the reaction has undergone an oxidative cross dehydrogenative coupling process. This method has the advantages of an easy process, a convenient raw material source, safe and green oxidants, and tolerances of several functional groups.

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, Q., Yu, G., Liu, M., Peng, C., Banks, M. K., Xu, W., Wu, R., & Lu, Y.

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publication date

  • October 2018