C(sp3)-rich aliphatic motifs in drug molecules are strongly associated with clinical success. Historically, the availability of compound libraries based on C(sp3)-rich cores has been limited due to the challenging direct functionalization of aliphatic rings. Instead, most small molecule drug-like libraries are diversified around central aromatic rings. Herein, we present a general approach to the synthesis of diversified libraries featuring aliphatic core rings via photoredox catalysis under mild conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry