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Copper-Catalyzed Homodimerization of Nitronates and Enolates under an Oxygen Atmosphere

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posted on 26.11.2012, 00:00 by Hien-Quang Do, Hung Tran-Vu, Olafs Daugulis
A method for copper-catalyzed oxidative dimerization of nitronates and enolates using oxygen as the terminal oxidant has been developed. Cyclization through oxidative intramolecular coupling is also feasible for both nitronates and enolates. The mild reaction conditions lead to good functional group tolerance.