Synthesis of functionalized salicylate esters and amides by photochemical acylation

Omid Soltani, Jef K. De Brabander

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Functionalized salicylates in a flash: Photolysis of functionalized benzodioxinones in the presence of alcohols or amines is a powerful method for the synthesis of sterically hindered salicylic esters and amides (see scheme). This reaction tolerates a broad range of functional groups and efficiently engages a wide range of acylation substrates, including sterically hindered nucleophiles that are inert to other acylation methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1696-1699
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 4 2005


  • Acylation
  • Natural products
  • Photochemistry
  • Synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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