Carbene-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Nitrobenzyl Bromide and Nitroalkene via the Single-Electron-Transfer (SET) Process and Formal 1,4-Addition
Chi, Yonggui Robin
Date of Issue2017
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A carbene-catalyzed reductive 1,4-addition of nitrobenzyl bromides to nitroalkenes is disclosed. The reaction proceeds via a carbene-enabled single-electron-transfer process that generates radicals as key intermediates. The present study expands the potentials of carbene catalysis and offers unusual transformations for common substrates in organic synthesis.
© 2017 American Chemical Society.