Phosphazene Base tBu-P4 Catalyzed Methoxy–Alkoxy Exchange Reaction on (Hetero)Arenes

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The organic superbase tBu-P4 catalyzes methoxy-alkoxy exchange reactions on (hetero)arenes with alcohols. The catalytic reaction proceeded efficiently with electron-deficient methoxy(hetero)arenes as well as with a variety of alcohols, including 3-amino-1-propanol, β-citronellol, menthol, and cholesterol. An intramolecular version of this reaction furnished six- and seven-membered ring compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6077-6081
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 26


  • alcohols
  • aromatic substitution
  • methoxyarenes
  • organocatalysis
  • phosphazenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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