Jimmie D Weaver

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Catalytic access to thermodynamically less stable Z-alkenes has recently received considerable attention. These approaches have relied upon kinetic control of the reaction to arrive at the thermodynamically less stable geometrical isomer. Herein, we present an orthogonal approach which proceeds via photochemically catalyzed isomerization of the(More)
Photocatalysis offers several mechanistically unique pathways that are not rivaled by mainstream catalysis. Primarily, the ability to convert photochemical energy into single electron oxidation and reduction events provides a new dimension for chemists to consider when choosing how to activate a molecule or approach a complex synthesis. Since most organic(More)
Selective catalytic SNAr reaction of polyfluoroaryl C-F bonds with chloride is shown. Stoichiometric TMSCl makes the reaction exergonic and allows catalysis, which involves ground state elevation of chloride, aromatic donor-acceptor interactions, and stabilization of the Meisenheimer complex. Traditional cross-coupling of the products is now possible and(More)
Photocatalytic organic transformations utilizing ruthenium and iridium complexes have garnered significant attention due to the access they provide to new synthetic spaces through new reaction mechanisms. A survey of the photophysical data and the diversity of transformations that may be accomplished utilizing commercially available photocatalysts is(More)
Herein, conditions are provided for the formation and use of the oxazolone enolate for the nucleophilic substitution of highly fluorinated (hetero)arenes, which after unmasking yield highly fluorinated non-natural amino acids and derivatives. In addition, the properties and chemical behavior of this new class of amino acids are explored. The utility is(More)
Multifluorinated biaryls are challenging to synthesize and yet are an important class of molecules. Because of the difficulty associated with selective fluorination, this class of molecules represent a formidable synthetic challenge. An alternative approach to selective fluorination of biaryls is to couple an arene that already possesses C-F bonds in the(More)
The 2-azolyl radical, generated from 2-bromoazoles via photocatalysis, is a powerful intermediate for the intermolecular arylation of unmodified (hetero)arenes. The reaction is characterized by mild conditions, operational simplicity, tolerance toward functional and sterically demanding groups, broad scope, and anti-Minisci selectivity. A working mechanism(More)