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Naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione synthesis via palladium-catalyzed reverse hydrogenolysis
- Li, Jimei, Zhang, Jie, Li, Mingfei, Zhang, Chenyang, Yuan, Yongkun, Liu, Renhua
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.16 pp. 2348-2351
- alkenes, catalytic activity, chemical reactions, hydrogen, oxidants, palladium, quinones
- A reverse hydrogenolysis process has been developed for two-site coupling of 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinones with olefins to produce naphtha[2,3-b]furan-4,9-diones and hydrogen (H₂). The reaction is catalyzed by commercially available Pd/C without oxidants and hydrogen acceptors, thereby providing an intrinsically waste-free approach for the synthesis of functionalized and potentially biologically relevant naphtha[2,3-b]furan-4,9-diones.