Synthesis of 1,2-diketones by mercury-catalyzed alkyne oxidation

Xiaochuan Mei, Weican Hu, Kexin Gao, Haotian Gao, Chaoyang Wang, Guoying Qian, Zhouting Rong
The first mercury-catalyzed synthesis of 1,2-diketones by alkyne oxidation has been developed. This inexpensive method extends the potential of mercury catalysis and allows the rapid construction of various 1,2-diketones and α-carbonyl amides in good yields with high functional group tolerance.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14883405.v1 fatcat:zr3f72ibtfbe7msuvcf2bkenqa