Synfacts 2021; 17(03): 0309
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1706693
Polymer-Supported Synthesis

Photoredox C–O Cross Coupling of Aryl Halides and Alcohols on Nickel-Coordinated Carbon Nitride

Yasuhiro Uozumi
Ryoko Niimi
Zhao X, Deng C, Meng D, Ji H, Chen C, Song W, *, Zhao J. Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Nickel-Coordinated Carbon Nitride as a Metallaphotoredox Platform for the Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides with Alcohols.

ACS Catal. 2020;
10: 15178-15185
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c04725.


Nickel-coordinated graphitic carbon nitride (Ni/g-C3N4), prepared according to Equation 1, catalyzed the C–O cross coupling of aryl bromides with alcohols under visible-light irradiation to give the corresponding aryl ethers in ≤95% isolated yield.



The preparation of g-C3N4 has been previously reported (X. Li et al. J. Phys. Chem. ­Solids, 2014, 75, 441). In the C–O cross coupling of 4′-bromo­acetophenone with MeOH, Ni/C3N4 was recovered and reused four times without ­significant loss of its catalytic activity.


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16 February 2021 (online)

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