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Transition-Metal-Free, Visible-Light-Enabled Decarboxylative Borylation of Aryl N-Hydroxyphthalimide Esters

Lisa Candish, Michael Teders and Frank Glorius*

*Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149 Münster, Germany, Email:

L. Candish, M. Teders, F. Glorius, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 7440-7443.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03127

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In a conceptually novel borylation reaction via a mild photoinduced decarboxylation of redox-activated aromatic carboxylic acids, cheap and easily prepared N-hydroxyphthalimide esters act as the aryl radical precursors. The reaction is operationally simple, scalable, does not require the use of expensive transition metals or ligands and displays broad scope and functional group tolerance.

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ID: J48-Y2017