Photoredox-Catalyzed Reductive Carbamoyl Radical Generation: A Redox-Neutral Intermolecular Addition-Cyclization Approach to Functionalized 3,4-Dihydroquinolin-2-ones

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The first reductive generation of carbamoyl radicals using photoredox catalysis for their formation is reported. This approach facilitated the development of a redox-neutral synthesis of functionalized 3,4-dihydroquinolin-2-ones via the novel intermolecular addition-cyclization of carbamoyl radicals across electron-deficient alkenes. To illustrate the versatility of this reaction, a diverse collection of 3,4-dihydroquinolin-2-ones, including fused cyclic and spirocyclic systems inspired by natural products, has been prepared.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017

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