Direct C-H functionalization and arylation of benzyl ethers has been accomplished via photoredox organocatalysis. The productive merger of a thiol catalyst and a commercially available iridium photoredox catalyst in the presence of household light directly affords benzylic arylation products in good to excellent yield. The utility of this methodology is further demonstrated in direct arylation of 2,5-dihydrofuran to form a single regioisomer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Jan 15 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry