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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 5632613, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5632613
Research Article

Photoinduced C-C Cross-Coupling of Aryl Chlorides and Inert Arenes

State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China

Received 16 February 2016; Revised 27 March 2016; Accepted 7 April 2016

Academic Editor: Leonardo Palmisano

Copyright © 2016 Lele Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Here we report a facile, efficient, and catalyst-free method to realize C-C cross-coupling of aryl chlorides and inert arenes under UV light irradiation. The aryl radical upon homolytic cleavage of C-Cl bond initiated the nucleophilic substitution reaction with inert arenes to give biaryl products. This mild reaction mode can also be applied to other synthetic reactions, such as the construction of C-N bonds and trifluoromethylated compounds.