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Visible-Light-Induced Organocatalytic Borylation of Aryl Chlorides

Li Zhang, Lei Jiao*

*Center of Basic Molecular Science, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 10084, China, Email:

L. Zhang, L. Jiao, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 9124-9128.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b00917 (free Supporting Information)


A diboron/methoxide/pyridine reaction system enables a photoactivation of an in situ generated super electron donor for an efficient, transition-metal-free borylation of unactivated aryl chlorides.

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formation of a mixture of super electron donors

Pyridine-Catalyzed Radical Borylation of Aryl Halides

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Key Words

arylboronates, photochemistry, organocatalysis

ID: J48-Y2019