Convenient magnesiation of aromatic and heterocyclic rings bearing a hydroxy group in presence of LiCl

Felix Kopp, Arkady Krasovskiy, Paul Knochel

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The reaction of various iodophenols with MeMgCl in presence of LiCl followed by the addition of i-PrMgCl provides the corresponding magnesiated magnesium phenolates as THF soluble reagents; this approach can be extended to heterocyclic compounds bearing a hydroxy group like pyridines and quinolines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2288-2289
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 21 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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