Site-Selective C-H Functionalization by Decatungstate Anion Photocatalysis: Synergistic Control by Polar and Steric Effects Expands the Reaction Scope

Davide Ravelli, Maurizio Fagnoni*, Takahide Fukuyama, Tomohiro Nishikawa, Ilhyong Ryu

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    Abstract

    The synergistic control of the SH2 transition states of hydrogen abstraction by polar and steric effects provides a promising strategy in achieving site-selective C(sp3)-H functionalization under decatungstate anion photocatalysis. By using this photocatalytic approach, the C-H bonds of alkanes, alcohols, ethers, ketones, amides, esters, nitriles, and pyridylalkanes were functionalized site-selectively. In the remarkable case of a 2,4-disubstituted cyclohexanone bearing five methyl, five methylene, and three methine C-H bonds, one methine C-H bond in the isoamyl tether was selectively functionalized.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)701-713
    Number of pages13
    JournalACS Catalysis
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 5 Dec 2017

    Keywords

    • C(sp3)−H functionalization
    • alkanes
    • carbonyl compounds
    • decatungstate anion
    • nitriles
    • photocatalysis
    • polar effects
    • steric effects

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