February 1, 2020
Dr. Bugarin, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics contacted me about creating a cover for a journal article on the simple photoinduced synthesis of Anilides to be featured in the Asian Journal of Chemistry.
Metal‐free, compatible and synchronized aryl–aryl cross‐coupling and amide bond formation reactions were accomplished in a single step using π‐conjugated triazenes as the versatile starting materials. This simple, mild, and direct photochemical approach afforded anilides in good to excellent yields (up to 99%). Interestingly, natural sunlight is also shown to provide effective delivery of amides at ambient temperature. The successful synthesis of an immunosuppressant and the commercial drug acetaminophen validates this methodology.
The full paper, and illustration can be found here