Visible-light-mediated photocatalytic cross-coupling of acetenyl ketones with benzyl trifluoroborate†
In this report, we describe a simple visible light-triggered Barbier-type reaction by employing acetenyl ketones with benzyl trifluoroborates. Through a radical–radical cross-coupling process, this photocatalytic protocol furnished a wide range of tertiary propargyl alcohols. Mechanistic investigation indicated that proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) might be involved in the photochemical transformations.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Synthetic methodology in OBC