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Synthesis of Substituted Oxazoles by Visible-Light Photocatalysis

Tanmay Chatterjee, Ji Young Cho and Eun Jin Cho*

*Department of Chemistry, Chung-Ang University, 84 Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 06974, Republic of Korea, Email:

T. Chatterjee, J. Y. Cho, E. J. Cho, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 6995-7000.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00989 (free Supporting Information)

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Valuable substituted oxazoles can be synthesized from readily available α-bromoketones and benzylamines by visible-light photocatalysis at room temperature. This process requires 1 mol % of [Ru(bpy)3]Cl2 as photocatalyst, K3PO4 and CCl3Br.

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