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Keywords:

  • β-ketosulfones;
  • C[BOND]S bond activation;
  • 1,4-diketones;
  • radicals;
  • visible light

Abstract

A novel method for the synthesis of 1,4-diketones from β-ketosulfones was developed by means of a visible light-induced C[BOND]S bond activation process. Symmetrical and unsymmetrical 1,4-diketones can be easily prepared in moderate to good yields.