Synthesis 2006(21): 3617-3620  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-950189
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Facile and Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Arylalkanes to Aryl Ketones Using Cesium Carbonate

Kwanghee Koh Park*, Lun K. Tsou, Andrew D. Hamilton*
Department of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8107, USA
Fax: +82(42)8218896 (Park); e-Mail: khkoh@cnu.ac.kr (Park); Fax: +1(203)4323221 (Hamilton); e-Mail: andrew.hamilton@yale.edu (Hamilton);
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Publication History

Received 2 June 2006
Publication Date:
15 August 2006 (online)

Abstract

Various arylalkanes such as fluorenes, xanthene, anthrone, 9,10-dihydroanthracene, and diphenylmethane are effectively transformed into the corresponding aryl ketones, while amino and aldehyde functionalities remain intact, under air in the presence of cesium carbonate.

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On leave from the Department of Chemistry, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, South Korea.