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The past, present, and future of the Yang reaction

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Abstract

Photoexcited ketones have diradical characteristics and are functionally similar to high-spin metal–oxo species that are frequently used to catalyze C–H oxidation. First discovered by Yang in 1958, photoexcited ketones can abstract a hydrogen atom from hydrocarbons inter- or intramolecularly. Coupling with atom-transfer, group-transfer, or radical addition, the Yang reaction can be used to achieve various types of C–H functionalization. We provide in this article an overview of triplet ketone-mediated or catalyzed C–H functionalization reactions.

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The article was received on 04 Jun 2016, accepted on 06 Aug 2016 and first published on 09 Aug 2016


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01214K
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Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016,14, 8641-8647

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    The past, present, and future of the Yang reaction

    C. Chen, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 8641
    DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01214K

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