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Visible-light-enabled aerobic synthesis of benzoin bis-ethers from alkynes and alcohols

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Abstract

A new, facile, atom-economical and good regioselective method for the synthesis of benzoin bis-ethers has been developed via directly using readily available alkynes and alcohols as raw materials under visible light irradiation. The protocol utilizes commercial Mes-Acr+ClO4 as an organophotoredox catalyst and air (O2) as a green sustainable reagent. A range of benzoin bis-ether derivatives were easily and efficiently obtained in a one-pot procedure at room temperature, and water is the by-product.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light-enabled aerobic synthesis of benzoin bis-ethers from alkynes and alcohols

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2018, accepted on 07 Nov 2018 and first published on 07 Nov 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC02766H
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Visible-light-enabled aerobic synthesis of benzoin bis-ethers from alkynes and alcohols

    W. Lei, B. Yang, Q. Zhang, P. Yuan, L. Wu and Q. Liu, Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8GC02766H

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