Sunlight-Driven Synthesis of Triarylethylenes (TAEs) via Metal-Free Mizoroki–Heck-Type Coupling

Louis Onuigbo, Carlotta Raviola, Andrea Di Fonzo, Stefano Protti, Maurizio Fagnoni

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A protocol for the preparation of substituted triarylethylenes (TAEs) was developed by using arylazo sulfones as substrates in the presence of 1,1-diarylethylenes. The process took place efficiently in the absence of any (photo)catalyst upon exposure of the reaction mixture to (simulated) sunlight.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Metal-free Arylation
  • Photochemistry
  • Photogenerated intermediates
  • Sunlight-driven processes
  • Triarylethylenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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