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Photoredox-Induced Functionalization of Alkenes for the Synthesis of Substituted Imidazolines and Oxazolidines

Jian-Qiang Chen, Wan-Lei Yu, Yun-Long Wei, Teng-Hui Li and Peng-Fei Xu*

*State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, P. R. China, Email:

J.-Q. Chen, W.-L. Yu, Y.-L. Wei, T.-H. Li, P.-F. Xu, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 243-249.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02377 (free Supporting Information)

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A one-pot, three-component cascade reaction combining photoredox catalyzed radical addition and formal [3 + 2] annulation provides imidazoline and oxazolidine derivatives in very good yields. The advantages of this transformation are mild reaction conditions, operational simplicity, and easy accessibility of raw materials.

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proposed mechanism

Key Words

2-imidazolines, multicomponent reactions

ID: J42-Y2017