A Predictive Model for the Decarboxylation of Silver Benzoate Complexes Relevant to Decarboxylative Coupling Reactions.

Author(s) Crovak, R.A.; Hoover, J.M.
Journal J Am Chem Soc
Date Published 2018 Feb 21

Decarboxylative coupling reactions offer an attractive route to generate functionalized arenes from simple and readily available carboxylic acid coupling partners, yet they are underutilized due to limitations in the scope of carboxylic acid coupling partner. Here we report that the field effect parameter (F) has a substantial influence on the rate of decarboxylation of well-defined silver benzoate complexes. This finding provides the opportunity to surpass current substrate limitations associated with decarboxylation and to enable widespread utilization of decarboxylative coupling reactions.

DOI 10.1021/jacs.7b13305
ISSN 1520-5126
Citation J Am Chem Soc. 2018;140(7):24342437.

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