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Molecules 2009, 14(8), 3073-3093; doi:10.3390/molecules14083073

Synthesis of Heteroaromatic Compounds by Oxidative Aromatization Using an Activated Carbon/Molecular Oxygen System

Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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Received: 6 July 2009 / Revised: 31 July 2009 / Accepted: 10 August 2009 / Published: 14 August 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Heteroaromatic Chemistry)
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A variety of heteroaromatic compounds, such as substituted pyridines, pyrazoles, indoles, 2-substituted imidazoles, 2-substituted imidazoles, 2-arylbenzazoles and pyrimidin-2(1H)-ones are synthesized by oxidative aromatization using the activated carbon and molecular oxygen system. Mechanistic study focused on the role of activated carbon in the synthesis of 2-arylbenzazoles is also discussed. In the final section, we will disclose the efficient synthesis of substituted 9,10-anthracenes via oxidative aromatization.
Keywords: oxidation; aromatization; heteroaromatic compound; activated carbon oxidation; aromatization; heteroaromatic compound; activated carbon
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Kawashita, Y.; Hayashi, M. Synthesis of Heteroaromatic Compounds by Oxidative Aromatization Using an Activated Carbon/Molecular Oxygen System. Molecules 2009, 14, 3073-3093.

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