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Visible-light-mediated arylation of ortho-hydroxyarylenaminones: direct access to isoflavones

Satenik Mkrtchyan* and Viktor O. Iaroshenko*

*Polish Academy of Sciences, Sienkiewicza 112, PL-90-363 Łodź, Poland, Email:,

S. Mkrtchyan, V. O. Iaroshenko, Chem. Commun., 2020, 57, 2606-2609.

DOI: 10.1039/c9cc09945j

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A consecutive domino arylation of ortho-hydroxyarylenaminones with in situ photogenerated aryl radicals provides 3-aryl-substituted chromones (isoflavones) in very good yields. Notably, the photo-Meerwein arylation of aryl diazonium tetrafluoroborates demonstrated high efficiency.

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Arylation of ortho-Hydroxyarylenaminones by Sulfonium Salts and Arenesulfonyl Chlorides: An Access to Isoflavones

S. Mkrtchyan, V. O. Iaroshenko, J. Org. Chem., 2021, 86, 4896-4916.

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