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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:

Y. Shiraishi, D. Tsukamoto, T. Hirai, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 3117-3120.

DOI: 10.1021/ol800999s


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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Key Words

Carbonyl Compounds, Green Chemistry

ID: J54-Y2008-2040