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Molecules 2014, 19(10), 15891-15899;

Photochemical Aryl Radical Cyclizations to Give (E)-3-Ylideneoxindoles

School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de Reims, UMR CNRS 7312, Université de Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, Faculté de Pharmacie, 51 rue Cognacq-Jay, F-51096 Reims Cedex, France
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Received: 2 September 2014 / Revised: 19 September 2014 / Accepted: 24 September 2014 / Published: 30 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Free Radicals and Radical Ions)
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(E)-3-Ylideneoxindoles are prepared in methanol in reasonable to good yields, as adducts of photochemical 5-exo-trig of aryl radicals, in contrast to previously reported analogous radical cyclizations initiated by tris(trimethylsilyl)silane and azo-initiators that gave reduced oxindole adducts. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyclization; heterocycle; oxindole; UV-light cyclization; heterocycle; oxindole; UV-light

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Gurry, M.; Allart-Simon, I.; McArdle, P.; Gérard, S.; Sapi, J.; Aldabbagh, F. Photochemical Aryl Radical Cyclizations to Give (E)-3-Ylideneoxindoles. Molecules 2014, 19, 15891-15899.

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