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A transition-metal-free Heck-type reaction between alkenes and alkyl iodides enabled by light in water

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Abstract

A transition-metal-free coupling protocol between various alkenes and non-activated alkyl iodides has been developed by using photoenergy in water for the first time. Under UV irradiation and basic aqueous conditions, various alkenes efficiently couple with a wide range of non-activated alkyl iodides. A tentative mechanism, which involves an atom transfer radical addition process, for the coupling is proposed.

Graphical abstract: A transition-metal-free Heck-type reaction between alkenes and alkyl iodides enabled by light in water

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Submitted
15 Mar 2015
Accepted
01 May 2015
First published
14 May 2015

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015,13, 6170-6174
Article type
Communication

A transition-metal-free Heck-type reaction between alkenes and alkyl iodides enabled by light in water

W. Liu, L. Li, Z. Chen and C. Li, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 6170 DOI: 10.1039/C5OB00515A

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