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Keywords:

  • organocatalysis;
  • photoredox catalysis;
  • radicals;
  • tetrahydrofuran
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Light up my ring: The title reaction is catalyzed by an acridinium/phenylmalononitrile photoredox system. A variety of readily available olefins and unsaturated alcohols can be employed to furnish tetrahydrofuran adducts with complete regiocontrol and up to four contiguous stereogenic centers.