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Keywords:

  • alkenes;
  • aryl radicals;
  • C[BOND]C coupling;
  • single-electron transfer;
  • synthetic methods
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In the absence of transition-metal catalysts, a Mizoroki–Heck-type reaction proceeded to give stilbene derivatives in a simple manner using an aryl halide, a styrene derivative, KOtBu, EtOH, and DMF (see scheme; DMF=N,N-dimethylformamide).