Copper-promoted site-selective acyloxylation of unactivated C(sp3)-H bonds

Xuesong Wu, Yan Zhao, Haibo Ge

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The site-selective acyloxylation of aliphatic amides was achieved via a copper-promoted C(sp3)-H bond functionalization process directed by a bidentate ligand. The reaction showed a great preference for activating C-H bonds of β-methyl groups over those of γ-methyl and unactivated methylene groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2736-2739
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Acyloxylation
  • C-H activation
  • Copper
  • Site-selective
  • Unactivated sp carbons


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