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Oxalates as Activating Groups for Alcohols in Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis: Formation of Quaternary Centers by Redox-Neutral Fragment Coupling.

  • Author(s): Nawrat, Christopher C
  • Jamison, Christopher R
  • Slutskyy, Yuriy
  • MacMillan, David WC
  • Overman, Larry E
  • et al.

Alkyl oxalates are new bench-stable alcohol-activating groups for radical generation under visible light photoredox conditions. Using these precursors, the first net redox-neutral coupling of tertiary and secondary alcohols with electron-deficient alkenes is achieved.

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