A cross-dehydrogenative-coupling of alkoxybenzenes and toluenes with concomitant halogenation is reported. Conditions employed were the use of stoichiometric copper halide salts and dialkylperoxides to afford a range of bromoalkoxydi- and triarylmethanes. Preliminary mechanistic studies suggest that the in situ production of haloarenes (or dihaloarenes) followed by a copper mediated coupling of a benzylic radical is operational.
|Early online date||7 Nov 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Dec 2016|