Mechanisms of cross-dehydrogenative-coupling reactions

Althea S.-K. Tsang, Soo J. Park, Matthew H. Todd

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The efficiency and simplicity of cross-dehydrogenative-coupling (CDC) reactions have captured the imagination of the organic chemical community. If we are to understand and predict these processes we must understand how they work. This chapter outlines what is known of the mechanisms of metal-catalyzed, metal-free and photo-induced CDC reactions. While much remains to be understood, and the reaction scope is still narrow, there is accumulating evidence on the nature of electron and atom transfer in these oxidative couplings and why these result in one dominant reaction pathway from a large number of available outcomes in such one-pot processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom C-H to C-C bonds
Subtitle of host publicationcross-dehydrogenative-coupling
EditorsChao-Jun Li
Place of PublicationCambridge, England
PublisherThe Royal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)9781782620082
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRSC Green Chemistry
PublisherThe Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1757-7039


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