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Visible-Light-Driven Phosphonoalkylation of Alkenes

Yue-Ming Jiang, Jie Liu, Qiang Fu*, Yu-Ming Yu*, Da-Gang Yu*

*Sichuan University, #29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu 610064; Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, Xinjiang, P. R. of China Email:,,

Y.-M. Jiang, J. Liu, Q. Fu, Y.-M. Yu, D.-G. Yu, Synlett, 2021, 32, 378-382.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1706681 (free Supporting Information)

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A visible-light-driven redox-neutral phosphonoalkylation of alkene-bearing alkyl sulfonates provides a variety of organophosphorus-containing three-membered carbocyclic scaffolds. The transition-metal-free protocol displays good functional group tolerance, broad substrate scope, high yields, and mild reaction conditions.

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Key Words

photochemistry, redox-neutral, difunctionalization of alkenes, cyclopropanes, phosphine oxides, phosphonates

ID: J72-Y2021