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Radical Deoxychlorination of Cesium Oxalates for the Synthesis of Alkyl Chlorides

Su, Justin Y. and Grünenfelder, Denise C. and Takeuchi, Kohei and Reisman, Sarah E. (2018) Radical Deoxychlorination of Cesium Oxalates for the Synthesis of Alkyl Chlorides. Organic Letters, 20 (16). pp. 4912-4916. ISSN 1523-7060. doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02045.

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A radical deoxychlorination of cesium oxalates has been developed for the preparation of hindered secondary and tertiary alkyl chlorides. The reaction tolerates a number of functional groups, including ketones, alcohols, and amides, and provides complementary reactivity to standard deoxychlorination reactions proceeding by heterolytic mechanisms. Preliminary studies demonstrate that the developed conditions can also be applied to deoxybromination and deoxyfluorination reactions.

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Additional Information:© 2018 American Chemical Society. Received: June 29, 2018; Published: July 31, 2018. We thank Dr. Scott Virgil and the Caltech Center for Catalysis and Chemical Synthesis for access to analytical equipment. We also thank Nicholas J. Fastuca for assistance in substrate preparation and Dr. Matthew J. Hesse for helpful discussions (both of Caltech). Fellowship support was provided by the National Science Foundation (graduate research fellowship to D.C.G., Grant No. DGE-1144469). S.E.R. is an American Cancer Society Research Scholar and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator. Financial support from the NSF (CAREER-1057143) is gratefully acknowledged. The authors declare no competing financial interest.
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Official Citation:Radical Deoxychlorination of Cesium Oxalates for the Synthesis of Alkyl Chlorides Justin Y. Su, Denise C. Grünenfelder, Kohei Takeuchi, and Sarah E. Reisman Organic Letters 2018 20 (16), 4912-4916 DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02045
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