Visible-Light-Induced Trifluoromethylation of Unactivated Alkenes with Tri(9-anthryl)borane as an Organophotocatalyst

Jisu Moon, Yu Kyung Moon, Do Dam Park, Sukyung Choi, Youngmin You, Eun Jin Cho

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Tri(9-anthryl)borane was successfully applied as an organophotocatalyst for the visible-light-induced trifluoromethylation of unactivated alkenes with CF3I. The mild reaction conditions tolerated a variety of functional groups, and the reaction could be extended to perfluoroalkylations with C3F7I and C4F9I. Mechanistic studies revealed that the photoredox catalysis involves an oxidative quenching pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12925-12932
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the support from National Research Foundation of Korea for Y.Y. (NRF-2015M3D1A1070639, NRF-2019R1A2C2003969) and E.J.C. (NRF-2012M3A7B4049657, NRF-2014011165, NRF-2017R1A2B2004082).

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© 2019 American Chemical Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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