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Visible Light-Promoted Dihydroxylation of Styrenes with Water and Dioxygen

Abstract

The first efficient visible light promoted metal-free dihydroxylation of styrenes with water and dioxygen has been developed for the construction of vicinal alcohols. The protocol was operationally simple with broad substrate scope. The mechanistic studies demonstrated that one of the hydroxyl group came from water and the other one came from molecular oxygen. Additionally, the ß-alkyoxy alcohols could also be obtained using a similar strategy.

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The article was received on 29 Aug 2017, accepted on 09 Oct 2017 and first published on 09 Oct 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06745C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Visible Light-Promoted Dihydroxylation of Styrenes with Water and Dioxygen

    B. Yang and Z. Lu, Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06745C

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