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Fe-Catalyzed Hydroalkylation of Olefins with para-Quinone Methides

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posted on 2016-05-17, 20:05 authored by Yangyong Shen, Jifeng Qi, Zhenjun Mao, Sunliang Cui
A novel Fe-catalyzed hydroalkylation of olefins with para-quinone methides (p-QMs) for accessing phenols has been developed. In this protocol, various olefins could convert to alkyl radicals and undergo addition to para-quinone methides toward C–C bond formation and aromatization. The reaction conditions are mild and the substrate scopes are broad.