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European Journal of Organic Chemistry
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The cationic ruthenium hydride complex [(C6H6)(PCy3)(CO)RuH]+BF4− has been found to be an effective catalyst for the oxidative C–H coupling reaction of phenols with aldehydes to give 2-acylphenol compounds. The coupling of phenols with α,β-unsaturated aldehydes selectively gives the flavene derivatives. The catalytic method mediates direct oxidative C–H coupling of phenol and aldehyde substrates without using any metal oxidants or forming wasteful byproducts.
Lee, Hanbin and Yi, Chae S., "Synthesis of 2-Acylphenol and Flavene Derivatives from the Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidative C-H Acylation of Phenols with Aldehydes" (2015). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 483.