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Site-selective phenol acylation mediated by thioacids via visible light photoredox catalysis

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Abstract

Site-selective phenol acylation mediated by thioacids with various phenols as acylation surrogates via visible light photoredox catalysis is described. This protocol provided facile access to an array of phenolic esters, with the exclusive acylation of a phenol hydroxyl group over an alcoholic one. The utility of this methodology was also demonstrated by the modification of biologically meaningful natural products.

Graphical abstract: Site-selective phenol acylation mediated by thioacids via visible light photoredox catalysis

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Submitted
14 Jan 2018
Accepted
19 Feb 2018
First published
19 Feb 2018

Org. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1312-1319
Article type
Research Article

Site-selective phenol acylation mediated by thioacids via visible light photoredox catalysis

L. Shi, H. Liu, L. Huo, Y. Dang, Y. Wang, B. Yang, S. Qiu and H. Tan, Org. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 1312
DOI: 10.1039/C8QO00041G

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