Erratum: Reductive annulations of arylidene malonates with unsaturated electrophiles using photoredox/Lewis acid cooperative catalysis (Chem. Sci. (2019) 10 (3353–3359) DOI: 10.1039/C9SC00302A)

Rick C. Betori, Benjamin R. McDonald, Karl A. Scheidt*

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In the original manuscript, the authors utilised DPAIPN as a photocatalyst for the development of a reductive annulation of arylidene malonates to form chromanes. The structural assignment of the prepared DPAIPN photocatalyst was made in comparison to the proton and carbon NMR data reported by Zhang et al.1 (ref. 16 in the original manuscript). An article correction notice was recently published for this ACS Catalysis article by Zhang et al.,1 which outlines the discovery and use of carbzolyl dicyanobenzene donor.acceptor uorophores that serve as metal-free photoredox catalysts in organic synthesis. In the ACS Catalysis correction, Zhang et al. noted that one of the catalysts described in their manuscript, g1,3-dicyano-2,4,5,6-tetrakis( N,N-diphenylamino)-benzene h (herein referred to as g4DPAIPN h) was not consistent with its characterization data and should be replaced with the catalyst name and structure for g2,4,6-tris(diphenylamino)-5-nuoroisophthalonitrile h (herein referred to as g3DPAFIPN h). In light of this correction, Scheidt et al. conducted a follow-up structural characterisation (19F NMR and high-resolution mass spectrometry) of the DPAIPN catalyst batches used. Their data has led to the conclusion that the catalyst was improperly labelled as gDPAIPN h and instead should be labelled as DPAFIPN h. The obtained characterization data also matches that which was reported for DPAFIPN h by Zeitler et al.,2 the nrst instance of a structural correction being made for DPAIPN. This structural reassignment results in no changes to the electrochemical properties of the photocatalysts utilised in the original manuscript and thus does not alter the putative reaction mechanism reported in the manuscript. Any instances of DPAIPN (referred to as g7 h within the manuscript) should therefore be read as the correct catalyst name 3DPAFIPN h in the original manuscript. The Electronic Supplementary Information has been updated to renect these changes. The conclusions of the manuscript remain unaffected by the incorrectly labelled photocatalyst. The Royal Society of Chemistry apologises for these errors and any consequent inconvenience to authors and readers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5688
Number of pages1
JournalChemical Science
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 21 2021

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