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Visible Light-Induced Borylation of C-O, C-N, and C-X Bonds

Shengfei Jin, Hang. T. Dang, Graham C. Haug, Ru He, Viet D. Nguyen, Vu T. Nguyen, Hadi D. Arman, Kirk S. Schanze and Oleg V. Larionov*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, United States, Email:

S. Jin, H. T. Dang, G. C. Haug, R. He, V. D. Nguyen, V. T. Nguyen, H. D. Arman, K. S. Schanze, O. V. Larionov, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 1603-1613.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b12519 (free Supporting Information)

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A general, metal-free visible light-induced photocatalytic borylation platform enables borylation of electron-rich derivatives of phenols and anilines, chloroarenes, as well as other haloarenes in the presence of phenothiazine as photocatalyst. The reaction exhibits excellent functional group tolerance.

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Key Words

borylation, photochemistry, organocatalysis

ID: J48-Y2020