Cu/Fe/O=PPh3-catalyzed etherification for the synthesis of aryl 3-benzo[b]thienyl ethers

Koichi Mitsudo, Takuya Asada, Tomohiro Inada, Yuji Kurimoto, Hiroki Mandai, Seiji Suga

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Cu/Fe-cocatalyzed cross-coupling reactions between 3-bromobenzo[b]thiophene and hydroxyaryls are described herein. The combination of Cu and Fe catalysts is important for the progress of the reactions, and the use of triphenylphosphine oxide as a ligand suppresses the dehalogenation of 3-bromobenzo[b]thiophene, and promptly facilitates the reaction. The obtained aryl benzo[b]thienyl ethers can be converted to π-extended thienobenzofuran derivatives via Pd-catalyzed dehy-drogenative cyclizations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1044-1047
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Aryl thienyl ether
  • Cross-coupling
  • Cu/Fe-cocatalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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