Diaryl ether synthesis in supercritical carbon dioxide in batch and continuous flow modes

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  • JK Lee
  • MJ Fuchter
  • RM Williamson
  • EJ Bush
  • IF McConvey
  • S Saubern
  • JH Ryan
  • AB Holmes

Colleges, School and Institutes


A high yielding, batch mode synthesis of diaryl ethers and sulfides by an SNAr fluoride-mediated process in scCO(2) has been developed; the use of a polymer-supported imidazolium fluoride reagent in batch mode led to the development of a fixed-bed continuous flow process, with high conversions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4780-4782
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008