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Photoredox-Catalyzed Hydroacylation of Olefins Employing Carboxylic Acids and Hydrosilanes

Muliang Zhang, Rehanguli Ruzi, Junwei Xi, Nan Li, Zhongkai Wu, Weipeng Li, Shouyun Yu* and Chengjian Zhu*

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China, Email:,

M. Zhang, R. Ruzi, J. Xi, N. Li, Z. Wu, W. Li, S. Yu, C. Zhu, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 3430-3433.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01391 (free Supporting Information)

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Photoredox catalysis achieves a hydroacylation reaction of alkenes using readily available carboxylic acids as the acyl source and hydrosilanes as a hydrogen source. The protocol offers extremely mild conditions, broad substrate scope, and good functional group tolerance.

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Key Words

1,4-keto esters, TTMSS

ID: J54-Y2017