Microwave-assisted green synthesis of anilines, phenols, and benzenediamines without transition metals, ligands, or organic solvents

N. McConnell, B. Frett, Hong Yu Li

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A novel, microwave-assisted method producing anilines and phenols from activated aryl halides is reported. This high-yielding method reduces current reaction requirements and removes organic solvents and catalysts making a more efficient and eco-friendly alternative for the synthesis of important pharmaceutical building blocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-295
Number of pages10
JournalGreen Chemistry Letters and Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2018
Externally publishedYes



  • Amination
  • Aminophenol
  • Benzenediamine
  • Hydroxylation
  • Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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