Photocatalytic aerobic α-thiolation/annulation of carbonyls with mercaptobenzimidazoles

A concise aerobic photocatalysis using a blue LED combined with a Lewis acid has been developed to enable α-thiolation/annulation of carbonyls

Xiaochen Ji; Muyun Tan; Mei Fu; Guo-Jun Deng; Huawen Huang

2019

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  • A concise aerobic photocatalysis using a blue LED combined with a Lewis acid has been developed to enable α-thiolation/annulation of carbonyls
  • Inexpensive, nontoxic Rose Bengal was demonstrated as the best catalyst
  • This article is part of the themed collection: Catalysis & biocatalysis in OBC

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