Journal article

Modulation of Prins Cyclization by Vibrational Strong Coupling

Kenji Hirai, Rie Takeda, James A Hutchison, Hiroshi Uji-i

Angewandte Chemie International Edition | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2020


Light-molecule strong coupling has emerged within the last decade as an entirely new method to control chemical reactions. A few years ago it was discovered that the chemical reactivity could be altered by vibrational strong coupling (VSC). While the potential of VSC in organic chemistry appears enormous, only a limited number of reactions have been investigated under VSC to date, including solvolysis and deprotection reactions. Here we investigate the effect of VSC on a series of aldehydes and ketones undergoing Prins cyclization, an important synthetic step in pharmaceutical chemistry. We observe a decrease of the second-order rate constant with VSC of the reactant carbonyl stretching grou..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship

Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by JST PRESTO (JPMJPR18TA) and JSPS KAKENHI (Grant Nos. JP18K19085), and partially supported by the JSPS Core-to-Core Program A. Advanced Research Networks. J.A.H. acknowledges the support of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship (FT180100295) and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (CE170100026).