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Issue 28, 2019
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A free radical alkylation of quinones with olefins

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Abstract

We demonstrated herein an Fe(III)-mediated radical alkylation of quinones. A wide range of bioactive molecules with quinone motifs can be rapidly synthesized by using readily available and inexpensive NaBH4/NaBD4 with alkenes at room temperature under open flask conditions.

Graphical abstract: A free radical alkylation of quinones with olefins

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Submitted
01 Mar 2019
Accepted
12 Mar 2019
First published
12 Mar 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 4027-4030
Article type
Communication

A free radical alkylation of quinones with olefins

S. Liu, T. Shen, Z. Luo and Z. Liu, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 4027
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC01704F

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