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Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Conversion of Enamines into Amides

Jing Li, Shunyou Cai, Jietao Chen, Yaohong Zhao, David Zhigang Wang*

*School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology, Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University, Shenzhen University Town, Shenzhen 518055, P. R. of China, Email:

J. Li, S. Cai, J. Chen, Y. Zhao, D. Z. Wang, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1626-1628.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1378205


Various enamines were photocatalytically cleaved to produce amide products under simple visible-light irradiation from a 45 W household light bulb via photosensitized formation of a singlet oxygen intermediate and a subsequent [2+2] cycloaddition event.

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Key Words

photochemistry, catalysis, enamines, amides

ID: J60-Y2014