Visible-light-driven C(sp2)-H arylation of phenols with arylbromides enabled by electron donor-acceptor excitation

Da Liang Zhu, Shan Jiang, David James Young, Qi Wu, Hai Yan Li, Hong Xi Li

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Abstract

We have developed a catalyst-free visible-light-driven C(sp2)-H arylation of unprotected phenols with arylbromides to give 2-arylated phenols. This reaction proceeds through the excitation of an electron donor-acceptor complex between a phenolate and an arylbromide, electron transfer, and debrominative C(sp2)-C(sp2) coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3637-3640
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Volume58
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2022

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