2-Arylphenols undergo intramolecular C-H bond activation/C-O bond formation to afford dibenzofuran derivatives under palladium catalysis in the presence of tert-butyl peroxybenzoate as an oxidant. Kinetic isotope effect experiments indicated that C-H bond cleavage is the rate-limiting step of the reaction.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry