The use of organophotoacids for deprotection reactions in organic synthesis

Yuichi Nishikubo, Shinya Kanzaki, Shuichi Matsumura, Kazunobu Toshima

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Abstract

o-Hydroxymethylphenol was found to be an effective and environmentally benign organophotoacid. An increased acidity in the excited state, induced by photoirradiation, was sufficient for the deprotection of several protecting groups which are widely used in organic synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8125-8128
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume47
Issue number46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 13

Keywords

  • Deprotection
  • Green chemistry
  • Organophotoacid
  • Organophotocatalyst
  • Protecting group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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