Acta Chimica Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 77 ›› Issue (9): 794-802.DOI: 10.6023/A19050179 Previous Articles     Next Articles

Special Issue: 有机自由基化学



陈奕霖, 常亮, 左智伟*()   

  1. 上海科技大学 物质科学与技术学院 上海 201210
  • 投稿日期:2019-05-14 发布日期:2019-06-04
  • 通讯作者: 左智伟
  • 作者简介:陈奕霖, 上海科技大学2014级在读硕博生. 本科毕业于大连海事大学, 现主要从事光催化合成方法学研究.|常亮, 上海科技大学博士后, 2018年7月于法国索邦大学获博士学位, 同年10月加入上海科技大学左智伟教授课题组, 现主要从事廉价光催化剂的研究.
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Visible Light Photoredox-Induced Smiles Rearrangement

Chen, Yilin, Chang, Liang, Zuo, Zhiwei*()   

  1. Shanghaitech University, School of Physical Science and Technology, Shanghai 201210
  • Received:2019-05-14 Published:2019-06-04
  • Contact: Zuo, Zhiwei
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.21772121);the “Thousand Plan” Youth program.

The intramolecular aromatic ring systems migration reactions, namely Smiles rearrangement is a powerful method for (hetero)aryl group functionalization. It can be employed as a complementary strategy to arene functionalization, and has found its broad applications in synthetic chemistry. After the initial documentation in 1894 this chemistry was intensively investigated by Smiles. In its classical pathway, the migration of aromatic ring system takes place ipso nucleophilic substitution. Accordingly, the migrating (hetero)aryl groups are highly electronic and steric-dependent. Moreover, as new reaction modes reported, advances have been made in the areas for arene C—C, C—N and C—O bond formation and radical triggered Smiles rearrangement has also enriched migrating units. Recently, there has been a rapid growth in the transformation induced by visible-light photocatalysis. Harnessing visible light as the energy source for chemical reactions usually serves as an environmentally benign alternative in comparison with classical radical pathway. Furthermore, photoredox-induced rearrangement represents a valuable and efficient approach for facilitating both the radical-based bond-cleaving and bond-forming events in a single step. It has become an effective tool for both synthesis and late stage modification of bio-active molecules. The last five years has witnessed many important advances in exploring photo-induced Smiles reactions, which make this classic reaction regained its attention. Significant progress has been made for expediting the generation of N-centered, C-centered and O-centered from a variety of precursors before single electron transfer rearrangement. This powerful synthetic platform for efficient promotes (hetero) aromatic group construction under mild reaction conditions, and has become a useful method for the synthesis and late stage functionalization of pharmaceutically interest products. In this perspective, we focus on visible light induced Smiles chemistry, which the major breakthroughs are classified based on migrating-induced radical species, and their synthetic applications are discussed briefly.

Key words: visible-light photocatalysis, Smiles rearrangement, radical rearrangement