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9,10-Dicyanoanthracene Catalyzed Decarboxylative Alkynylation of Carboxylic Acids under Visible-Light Irradiation

Chen Yang, Jin-Dong Yang, Yi-He Li, Xin Li* and Jin-Pei Cheng*

*State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic Chemistry, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China, Email:,

C. Yang, J.-D. Yang, Y.-H. Li, X. Li, J.-P. Chen, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 12357-12363.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02385 (free Supporting Information)

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9,10-Dicyanoanthracene as the photoredox catalyst enables a metal-free, visible-light-induced photocatalytic decarboxylative alkynylation of a broad scope of α-amino acids, α-oxo acids, and α-keto acids at room temperature under an atmosphere of argon.

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Key Words

propargylic amines

ID: J42-Y2016