Copper-catalyzed oxidative cleavage of carbon-carbon double bond of enol ethers with molecular oxygen

Makoto Tokunaga, Yuki Shirogane, Hiroshi Aoyama, Yasushi Obora, Yasushi Tsuji

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)


A novel CC bond cleavage reaction of aromatic enol ethers (1) to give ketones (2) using molecular oxygen as oxidant is described. Among the examined catalysts (Cu(II), Pd(II), Ru(II), and H+), CuCl2 exhibited the highest activity. The reaction proceeded smoothly with several kinds of substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5378-5382
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

Cite this