Photocatalyzed ortho-Alkylation of Pyridine N-Oxides through Alkene Cleavage

Wang Zhou, Tomoya Miura, Masahiro Murakami

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A photocatalyzed reaction of pyridine N-oxides with alkenes gives ortho-alkylated pyridines with cleavage of the carbon–carbon double bond. Benzyl and secondary alkyl groups are incorporated at the ortho position of pyridines in one pot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5139-5142
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • C−C bond cleavage
  • alkenes
  • ortho-alkylation
  • photocatalysis
  • pyridine N-oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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