Yota Sakakibara, Phillippa Cooper, Kei Murakami, Kenichiro Itami
Chem. Asian J. 2018, Early view. DOI:10.1002/asia.201800529.
A photoredox‐catalyzed decarboxylative oxidation of arylacetic acids, which are privileged scaffolds in pharmaceuticals, is reported herein. The established method is operationally simple and a variety of substrates are applicable, providing rapid access to dehomologated bioisosteres of common pharmaceuticals.