Highly efficient synthesis of 9-fluorenones from 9H-fluorenes by air oxidation

Xin Zhang, Xuan Ji, Shanshan Jiang, Lili Liu, Brandon L. Weeks, Zhao Zhang

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Abstract

9-Fluorenones substituted with nitro, halogen, or alkyl groups can be easily obtained in high yield and purity by aerobic oxidation of 9H-fluorenes under ambient conditions in the presence of KOH in THF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1891-1896
Number of pages6
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 5 2011

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