Microwave-specific enhancement of nazarov cyclization

Yusuke Kubota, Tatsuki Kawanori, Taichi Sawada, Kodai Saito, Tohru Yamada

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A copper-catalyzed Nazarov cyclization was carried out under conventional heating conditions and microwave conditions. Under strictly temperature-controlled conditions, the use of microwave irradiation improved the chemical yields. Consequently, the kinetic rate of the microwave irradiation was 5.8 times higher than that of the conventional heating conditions. These observations suggested that the microwave specific effects enhanced the efficiency of the Nazarov reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan


  • Electrocyclization
  • Microwave
  • Nazarov cyclization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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