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Metal-free, catalytic regioselective oxidative conversion of vinylarenes: a mild approach to phenylacetic acid derivatives
- Kodumuri, Srujana, Peraka, Swamy, Mameda, Naresh, Chevella, Durgaiah, Banothu, Rammurthy, Nama, Narender
- RSC advances 2016 v.6 no.8 pp. 6719-6723
- alkenes, iodine, phenylacetic acid, regioselectivity
- A new synthetic approach towards the synthesis of phenylacetic acids from aromatic alkenes has been developed for the first time under mild conditions by employing non-toxic reagents such as molecular iodine and oxone. This metal-free catalytic regioselective oxygenation of vinylarenes proceeds via tandem iodofunctionalization/de-iodination induced rearrangement.