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Electron Donor-Acceptor Complex Enabled Decarboxylative Sulfonylation of Cinnamic Acids under Visible-Light Irradiation

Qian-Qian Ge, Jia-Sheng Qian*, Jun Xuan*

*College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui 230601, People’s Republic of China, Email:,

Q.-Q. Ge, J.-S. Qian, J. Xuan, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 8691-8701.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b00552

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Visible-light-induced decarboxylative sulfonylation of cinnamic acids with aryl sulfonate phenol esters offers a mild and green approach for the synthesis of vinyl sulfones with excellent functional group compatibility under photocatalyst and oxidant-free conditions.

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Key Words

vinylsulfones, photochemistry

ID: J42-Y2019