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Catalyst-Free Photodriven Reduction of α-Haloketones with Hantzsch Ester

Zheng Lu, Yong-Qing Yang*

*School of Pharmacy, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, People’s Republic of China, Email:

Z. Lu, Y.-Q. Yang, Synthesis, 2019, 51, 508-515.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610629


Catalyst-free debrominations and dechlorinations of aromatic α-haloketones under visible light irradiation in the presence of Hantzsch ester provide products in excellent yield and tolerate a broad spectrum of substrates.

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Key Words

Hantzsch ester, catalyst-free, photochemistry, dehalogenation, environment-benign

ID: J66-Y2019