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Aggarwal group publish in JACS

8 May 2017

Congratulations to Varinder Aggarwal, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Associate Mattia Silvi and PhD student Christopher Sandford for their recent paper in Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) entitled ‘Merging Photoredox with 1,2-Metallate Rearrangements: The Photochemical Alkylation of Vinyl Boronate Complexes’

After 50 years of 1,2-metalate rearrangements with approproriate leaving groups, this paper describes a novel process for triggering 1,2-rearrangements by oxidation of an incipient radical. The scope of the radical precursor includes α-iodo ketones, esters, nitriles, primary amides, α-fluorinated halo-acetates and perfluoroalkyl iodides.

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Mattia Silvi, Christopher Sandford, and Varinder K. Aggarwal
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (16), pp 5736–5739
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