Photocatalytic Decarboxylative Oxidation of Carboxylic Ac-ids Using
Decarboxylative oxidation of carboxylic acids was developed through
visible light-induced photocatalysis with molecular oxygen as green
oxidant and copper as co-catalyst. This reaction worked smoothly on
α-disubstituted acids and primary acids, and could be potentially used
in modifications of natural products. The high efficiency of this
transformation was demonstrated on over 40 substrates.