Metal-free C-Se cross-coupling enabled by photoinduced inter-molecular charge transfer

Chen Zhu, Serik Zhumagazy, Huifeng Yue, Magnus Rueping

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Metal-free C-Se cross-couplings via the formation of electron-donor-acceptor (EDA) complexes have been developed. The visible-light induced reactions can be applied for the synthesis of a series of unsymmetrical diaryl selenides employing aryl bromides, aryl iodides as well as aryl chlorides under mild reaction conditions. The scale-up was readily achieved. UV-Vis spectroscopy measurements provide insight into the reaction mechanism.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2021

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-12-13
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): URF/1/4384
Acknowledgements: This work was financially supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, Office of Sponsored Research (URF/1/4384).


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