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Decarboxylative Borylation of Aliphatic Esters under Visible-Light Photoredox Conditions

Dawei Hu, Linghua Wang and Pengfei Li*

*Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710054, China, Email:

D. Hu, L. Wang, P. Li, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 2770-2773.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01181


An operationally simple decarboxylative borylation reaction of readily available aliphatic acid derivatives under additive-free visible-light photoredox conditions provides primary and secondary alkyl boronates or tetrafluoroborates with various functional groups. A catalytic cycle involving alkyl radical reaction with base-activated diboron species has been proposed.

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Key Words

alkyltrifluoroborates, alkylboronates

ID: J54-Y2017