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Photo-on-Demand Synthesis of Chloroformates with a Chloroform Solution Containing an Alcohol and Its One-Pot Conversion to Carbonates and Carbamates

Fengying Liang, Masaki Yanai, Yuto Suzuki and Akihiko Tsuda*

*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan, Email:

F. Liang, M. Yanai, Y. Suzuki, A. Tsuda, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 3566-3569.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01013

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A photo-on-demand in situ synthesis of chloroformates of primary alkyl alcohols in the presence of CHCl3 and oxygen followed by addition of alcohols or amines enables a one-pot synthesis of carbonates and carbamates, respectively.

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Key Words

carbonates, oxygen, photochemistry

ID: J54-Y2020