Photocatalyzed site-selective C-H to C-C conversion of aliphatic nitriles

Keiichi Yamada, Megumi Okada, Takahide Fukuyama, Davide Ravelli, Maurizio Fagnoni*, Ilhyong Ryu

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β- or γ-Site-selective C-H alkylation of aliphatic nitriles has been achieved using a decatungstate salt as the photocatalyst. The observed site selectivity was justified by a radical polar effect in transition states for hydrogen abstraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1292-1295
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 6 Mar 2015

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