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Synthesis of symmetric anhydrides using visible light-mediated photoredox catalysis

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Abstract

A new approach to anhydride formation is reported via activation of C–O bonds by the Vilsmeier–Haack reagent formed by Ru(bpy)3Cl2 and CBr4 in DMF. Various aryl and alkyl carboxylic acids are converted to the corresponding anhydrides in excellent yields.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of symmetric anhydrides using visible light-mediated photoredox catalysis

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The article was received on 02 Mar 2012, accepted on 12 Apr 2012 and first published on 16 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25463H
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012,10, 4509-4511
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    Synthesis of symmetric anhydrides using visible light-mediated photoredox catalysis

    M. D. Konieczynska, C. Dai and C. R. J. Stephenson, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 4509
    DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25463H

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