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Heterogeneous Metallaphotocatalytic C(sp2)-C(sp3) Cross-Coupling Reactions with Integrated Bipyridyl-Ni(II)-Carbon Nitride

Xiao Dan, Qian Yang, Liuzhuang Xing, Yurong Tang*, Wentao Wang* and Yunfei Cai*

*Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023; Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China, Email:,,

X. Dan, Q. Yang, L. Xing, Y. Tang, W. Wang, Y. Cai, Org. Lett., 2023, 25, 4124-4129.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.3c01384

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A fully heterogeneous metallaphotocatalytic C-C cross-coupling of aryl/vinyl halides with alkyl/allyltrifluoroborates is mediated by bipyridyl-Ni(II)-carbon nitride as a stable and recyclable bifunctional catalyst. This visible-light-mediated heterogeneous protocol enables a sustainable synthesis of diverse valuable diarylmethanes and allylarenes in high efficiency.

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Key Words

diarylmethanes, photochemistry

ID: J54-Y2023