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A Photoredox Coupling Reaction of Benzylboronic Esters and Carbonyl Compounds in Batch and Flow

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posted on 23.07.2019, 19:13 by Yiding Chen, Oliver May, David C. Blakemore, Steven V. Ley
Mild cross-coupling reaction between benzylboronic esters with carbonyl compounds and some imines was achieved under visible-light-induced iridium-catalyzed photoredox conditions. Functional group tolerance was demonstrated by 51 examples, including 13 heterocyclic compounds. Gram-scale reaction was realized through the use of computer-controlled continuous flow photoreactors.