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Visible-Light-Promoted C2 Selective Arylation of Quinoline and Pyridine N-Oxides with Diaryliodonium Tetrafluoroborate

Dazhi Li, Ce Liang, Zaixing Jiang, Junzheng Zhang, Wang-Tao Zhuo, Fan-Yue Zou, Wan-Peng Wang, Guo-Lin Gao* and Jinzhu Song*

*School of Life Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150001, China, Email:,

D. Li, C. Liang, Z. Jiang, J. Zhang, W.-T. Zhuo, F.-Y. Zou, W.-P. Wang, G.-L. Gao, J. Song, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 2733-2742.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b02933

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Eosin Y catalyzes a visible-light-promoted C2 selective arylation of quinoline and pyridine N-oxides with diaryliodonium tetrafluoroborate as an arylation reagent under mild conditions. This methodology offers high regioselectivity, simple operation and good functional group tolerance.

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Key Words

quinolines, BQ, photochemistry, organocatalysis

ID: J42-Y2020