Ester Transfer Reaction of Aromatic Esters with Haloarenes and Arenols by a Nickel Catalyst
2020-01-13T12:30:50Z (GMT) by
A catalytic ester transfer reaction of aromatic esters with aryl halides/arenols was developed. The present reaction can transfer an ester functional group from certain aromatic esters to haloarenes. This ester transfer reaction involves two oxidative additions— one from the C–C bond of the aromatic ester and one from the C–halogen bond of haloarenes— onto a nickel catalyst. The utilization of a Ni/dcypt catalyst capable of cleaving both chemical bonds was a key for the reaction progress. Furthermore, naphthol-based aryl electrophiles were also applicable to the catalytic system via C–O bond activation.