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Dual gold/photoredox-catalyzed C(sp)-H arylation of terminal alkynes with diazonium salts

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016. The arylation of alkyl and aromatic terminal alkynes by a dual gold/photoredox catalytic system is described. Using aryldiazonium salts as readily available aryl sources, a range of diversely-functionalized arylalkynes could be synthesized under mild, base-free reaction conditions using visible light from simple household sources or even sunlight. This process, which exhibits a broad scope and functional group tolerance, expands the range of transformations amenable to dual gold/photoredox catalysis to those involving C-H bond functionalization and demonstrates the potential of this concept to access AuI/AuIII redox chemistry under mild, redox-neutral conditions.

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Author(s): Tlahuext-Aca A, Hopkinson MN, Sahoo B, Glorius F

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Science

Year: 2016

Volume: 7

Issue: 1

Pages: 89-93

Print publication date: 01/01/2016

Online publication date: 08/10/2015

Acceptance date: 07/10/2015

Date deposited: 19/11/2021

ISSN (print): 2041-6520

ISSN (electronic): 2041-6539

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/c5sc02583d


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