Visible-Light-Driven Bisfunctionalization of Unactivated Olefins via the Merger of Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer and Carbene Catalysis
Bei Zhang, Jian-Qing Qi, Yuhan Liu, Zhipeng Li and Jian Wang*
*School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center of Basic Molecular Science (CBMS), Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beiing 100084, China, Email: wangjian2012tsinghua.edu.cn
B. Zhang, J.-Q. Qi, Y. Liu, Z. Li, J. Wang, Org. Lett., 2022, 24, 279-283.
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An N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and photo-co-catalyzed alkylacylation of olefins in the presence of a diazo ester provides 1,5-ketoesters with great atom economy and N2 as the only byproduct. Particularly, this radical process employs a traditional carbene precursor as the radical source.
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