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Issue 45, 2017
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A photoredox-neutral Smiles rearrangement of 2-aryloxybenzoic acids

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Abstract

We report on the use of visible light photoredox catalysis for the radical Smiles rearrangement of 2-aryloxybenzoic acids to obtain aryl salicylates. The method is free of noble metals and operationally simple and the reaction can be run under mild batch or flow conditions. Being a redox neutral process, no stoichiometric oxidants or reductants are needed.

Graphical abstract: A photoredox-neutral Smiles rearrangement of 2-aryloxybenzoic acids

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The article was received on 18 Oct 2017, accepted on 02 Nov 2017 and first published on 02 Nov 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02579C
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017,15, 9680-9684

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    A photoredox-neutral Smiles rearrangement of 2-aryloxybenzoic acids

    Jose. C. Gonzalez-Gomez, N. P. Ramirez, T. Lana-Villarreal and P. Bonete, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 9680
    DOI: 10.1039/C7OB02579C

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