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Retraction: Visible-light-induced oxidative difunctionalization of styrenes: synthesis of α-trifluoromethylthio-substituted ketones

Arvind Kumar Yadav and Krishna Nand Singh *
Department of Chemistry (Centre of Advanced Study), Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India. E-mail: knsinghbhu@yahoo.co.in; knsingh@bhu.ac.in

Received 21st October 2019 , Accepted 21st October 2019

First published on 31st October 2019


Retraction of ‘Visible-light-induced oxidative difunctionalization of styrenes: synthesis of α-trifluoromethylthio-substituted ketones’ by Arvind Kumar Yadav et al., Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1976–1979.


We the named authors hereby wholly retract this Chemical Communications article due to the fact that the paper has fundamental errors in the identification of the synthetic products from the experimental data.

In the article the product of the reaction were identified as α-trifluoromethylthio-substituted ketones however subsequent analysis by independent experts and the authors indicates that the products were trifluoromethyl-substituted instead. The authors sincerely apologise for this inadvertent mistake on their part.

Given the significance of the errors to the conclusions presented in this paper, it is necessary to retract it to maintain the validity of the scientific record.

Signed: Arvind Kumar Yadav and Krishna Nand Singh

Date: 21st October 2019

Retraction endorsed by Richard Kelly, Executive Editor, Chemical Communications.


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