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Oxidative self-coupling of aldehydes in the presence of CuCl2/TBHP system: direct access to symmetrical anhydrides
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A simple synthesis of symmetrical anhydrides has been developed. Using tert-butylhydroperoxide (TBHP) as the oxidant and copper(II) chloride as the catalyst in acetonitrile, various aromatic and heteroaromatic aldehydes were reacted to provide symmetrical anhydrides in modest to good yields.
Researchers Dariush Saberi (First researcher) , Khodabakhsh Niknam (Third researcher)