Selective Oxidative Phenol Coupling by Iron Catalysis Academic Article uri icon


  • The iron-catalyzed oxidative coupling of phenols has emerged as a powerful method for preparing complex phenolic frameworks from simple and readily available compounds. This synopsis describes the selectivity challenges inherent in oxidative coupling reactions, while at the same time presents our mechanistic-driven strategy employed to confront them.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019