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Visible-Light-Induced Decarboxylative Iodination of Aromatic Carboxylic Acids

Min Jiang, Haijun Yang, Yunhe Jin, Lunyu Ou, Hua Fu*

*Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Phosphorus Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Ministry of Education), Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. of China, Email:

M. Jiang, H. Yang, Y. Jin, L. Ou, H. Fu, Synlett, 2018, 29, 1572-1577.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610188 (free Supporting Information)

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A convenient and efficient visible-light-induced decarboxylative iodination of aromatic carboxylic acids provides the corresponding aryl iodides in good yields. The method offers simple and mild conditions, high efficiency, wide substrate scope and tolerates various functional groups.

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Key Words

visible-light, photoredox, NIS, aromatic carboxylic acids, decarboxylation, iodination, photochemistry

ID: J60-Y2018