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Visible-Light-Induced Acylative Coupling of Benzoic Acid Derivatives with Alkenes to Dihydrochalcones

Xiaodong Fan, Xinhui Sun, Mengmeng Ji, Huixin Tong, Weiya Zhang, Zhizhong Sun and Wenyi Chu*

*School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150080, P. R. China, Email:

X. Fan, X. Sun, M. Ji, H. Tong, W. Zhang, Z. Sun, W. Chu, Org. Lett., 2022, 24, 7271-7275.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c02538

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A visible light mediated coupling of benzoic acid derivatives with alkenes provides dihydrochalcone via deoxygenation using diphenyl sulfide as O-transfer reagent. Under mild photoredox conditions, a series of dihydrochalcone derivatives were produced in good yields.

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Key Words

hydroacylation, photochemistry

ID: J54-Y2022