A theoretical study on radical-based aminocarbonylation of aryl iodides

Takuji Kawamoto, Hiroshi Matsubara*, Takahide Fukuyama, Ilhyong Ryu

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Aminocarbonylation of aromatic iodides with CO and amines gives aromatic amides under photoirradiation conditions. DFT calculations predict that methylamine adds to benzoyl radical to give a zwitterionic radical, which would afford the product via two pathways: (a) an amine-assisted proton transfer followed by a single electron transfer reaction (SET) with iodobenzene or (b) complexation with iodobenzene and then the SET.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1169-1171
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • DFT calculation
  • Radical aminocarbonylation
  • Single electron transfer

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