Dr. James Hanna Jr
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology
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Our group is investigating the application of an organic photocatalyst, 9-mesityl-10-methyl acridinium tetrafluoroborate (Mes-Acr-Me), to the alkylation of aryl imines with potassium organotrifluoroborates. In the past, our group has employed an potassium isopropyltrifluoroborate for model reactions, but we desired to expand our BF3K scope to see the effects of variation in the alkyl group of the organotetrafluoroborate. In addition, we also wanted to study the substituent electronic effects in the imine, which was done using a series of competition experiments.
Barrett, Jackson W.; Thibodeaux, Evan H.; Quetel, Molly A.; and Walters, Eric J., "Photoredox Mediated Alkylation of Imines with Potassium Organotrifluoroborates in the Presence of an Organic Photocatalyst" (2020). S.U.R.E Posters. 13.