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Room-Temperature and Transition-Metal-Free Mizoroki–Heck-type Reaction. Synthesis of E‑Stilbenes by Photoinduced C–H Functionalization

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posted on 03.10.2014, 00:00 by Javier F. Guastavino, María E. Budén, Roberto A. Rossi
We report a conceptually different approach toward E-stilbene syntheses by photoinduced direct C–H arylation of alkenes at rt without the addition of transition metals, with a broad range of aryl halides, including ArI, ArBr, and even ArCl. This is the first time that this reaction has been produced without extra solvent but with 18-crown-6 ether and t-BuOK in only 15 min of reaction.

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