Double-fold C-H oxygenation of arenes using PyrDipSi: a general and efficient traceless/modifiable silicon-tethered directing group.J Am Chem Soc. 2012 Mar 28; 134(12):5528-31.JA
The efficient Pd-catalyzed double-fold C-H oxygenation of arenes into resorcinols using the newly developed 2-pyrimidyldiisopropylsilyl (PyrDipSi) directing group is described. Its use allows for the sequential introduction of OAc and OPiv groups in a one-pot manner to produce orthogonally protected resorcinol derivatives. The PyrDipSi group is superior to the previously developed 2-pyridyldiisopropylsilyl (PyDipSi) group, as it is efficient for monooxygenation of ortho-substituted arenes. Notably, the PyrDipSi group can be easily installed into arene molecules and can be easily removed or modified after the oxygenation reaction.