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Reductive Bromine Atom-Transfer Reaction

Shuhei Sumino, Akira Fusano and Ilhyong Ryu*

*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan, Email:

S. Sumino, A. Fusano, I. Ryu, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 2826-2829.

DOI: 10.1021/ol4011536 (free Supporting Information)

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Atom-transfer radical (ATR) reaction of alkenes with alkyl bromides under irradiation using a low-pressure Hg lamp give addition/reduction products in good yield. Hydrogen bromide, formed by H-abstraction of a bromine radical from alkenes, is likely to play a key role in the reductive ATR reaction.

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