Copper-mediated direct C(sp3)-H and C(sp2)-H acetoxylation

Zhen Wang, Yoichiro Kuninobu, Motomu Kanai

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A copper-mediated terminal position-selective C-(sp3)-H acetoxylation using a bidentate directing group and AgOAc as an oxidant was achieved. This reaction has high functional group tolerance and is not affected by steric hindrance. The reaction proceeds in excellent yield, even in gram scale, and the directing group can be removed after the reaction. Aromatic C(sp2)-H acetoxylation also proceeded under similar reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4790-4793
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 19 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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