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Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Aug 21;49(65):7249-51. doi: 10.1039/c3cc42695e. Epub 2013 Jul 11.

Visible-light-induced hydroalkoxymethylation of electron-deficient alkenes by photoredox catalysis.

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  • 1Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan.


Hydroalkoxymethylation of electron-deficient alkenes using alkoxymethyltrifluoroborates by photoredox catalysis has been developed. Highly reactive alkoxymethyl radicals can be easily generated from oxidation of alkoxymethyltrifluoroborates via a visible-light-induced SET process.

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