Catalytic cleavage of ether C-O bonds by pincer iridium complexes

Michael C. Haibach, Nicholas Lease, Alan S. Goldman

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The development of efficient catalytic methods to cleave the relatively unreactive C-O bonds of ethers remains an important challenge in catalysis. Building on our group's recent work, we report the dehydroaryloxylation of aryl alkyl ethers using pincer iridium catalysts. This method represents a rare fully atom-economical method for ether C-O bond cleavage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10160-10163
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2014


  • C-H activation
  • C-O cleavage
  • ethers
  • iridium
  • pincer ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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