Synthesis of Elongated Esters from Alkenes

Tomoya Miura, Yuuta Funakoshi, Junki Nakahashi, Daisuke Moriyama, Masahiro Murakami

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A convenient method for synthesizing elongated aliphatic esters from alkenes is reported. An (alkoxycarbonyl)methyl radical species is generated upon visible-light irradiation of an ester-stabilized phosphorus ylide in the presence of a photoredox catalyst. This radical species adds onto the carbon–carbon double bond of an alkene to produce an elongated aliphatic ester.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15455-15459
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • alkenes
  • esters
  • photocatalysis
  • radicals
  • ylides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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