We report a copper-catalyzed strategy for arylboronic ester synthesis that exploits photoinduced ligand-To-metal charge transfer (LMCT) to convert (hetero)aryl acids into aryl radicals amenable to ambient-Temperature borylation. This near-UV process occurs under mild conditions, requires no prefunctionalization of the native acid, and operates broadly across diverse aryl, heteroaryl, and pharmaceutical substrates. We also report a one-pot procedure for decarboxylative cross-coupling that merges catalytic LMCT borylation and palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura arylation, vinylation, or alkylation with organobromides to access a range of value-Added products. The utility of these protocols is highlighted through the development of a heteroselective double-decarboxylative C(sp2)-C(sp2) coupling sequence, pairing copper-catalyzed LMCT borylation and halogenation processes of two distinct acids (including pharmaceutical substrates) with subsequent Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemistry
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry