Highly Efficient Methyl Ketone Synthesis by Water-Assisted C−C Coupling between Olefins and Photoactivated Acetone
Yasuhiro Shiraishi*, Daijiro Tsukamoto and Takayuki Hirai
*Research Center for Solar Energy Chemistry, and Division of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka 560-8531, Japan, Email: shiraishcheng.es.osaka-u.ac.jp
Y. Shiraishi, D. Tsukamoto, T. Hirai, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 3117-3120.
Photoirradiation of a mixture of acetone and water containing olefins affords the corresponding methyl ketones efficiently via a water-assisted C-C coupling between the acetonyl radical and olefins.
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