α-Aminoalkyl Radical Addition to Maleimides via Electron Donor-Acceptor Complexes
Journal article, 2018

A catalyst-free, photochemical oxidative annulation reaction between dialkylanilines and maleimides to generate tetrahydroquinolines is presented. The reaction is driven by the photochemical activity of an electron donor–acceptor (EDA) complex and has a broad substrate scope with the corresponding products isolated in good to excellent yields. Photochemical characterization of the EDA complex and a mechanistic rational is provided.

Author

Chien-Wei Hsu

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Henrik Sundén

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Organic Letters

1523-7060 (ISSN) 1523-7052 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 2051-2054

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Organic Chemistry

DOI

10.1021/acs.orglett.8b00597