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

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Trifluoromethylation using tri(9-antryl)borane

Abstract

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.

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

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.joc.9b01624

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