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Visible Light-Mediated Photocatalytic Metal-Free Cross-Coupling Reaction of Alkenyl Carboxylic Acids with Diarylphosphine Oxides Leading to β-Ketophosphine Oxides

Hai-Feng Qian, Cheng-Kun Li, Zhi-Hao Zhou, Ze-Kun Tao, Adedamola Shoberu, Jian-Ping Zou*

*Key Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of Jiangsu Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Soochow University, 199 Renai Street, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China, Email:

H.-F. Qian, C.-K. Li, Z.-H. Zhou, Z.-K. Tao, A. Shoberu, J.-P. Zou, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5947-5951.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02639 (free Supporting Information)

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A visible light-mediated photocatalytic decarboxylative oxyphosphorylation of cinnamic acids with diarylphosphine oxides provides the corresponding β-ketophosphine oxides under mild conditions.

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Key Words

phosphine oxides, photochemistry, oxygen

ID: J54-Y2018