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Visible‐Light‐Mediated Liberation and In Situ Conversion of Fluorophosgene

Abstract: The first example for the photocatalytic generation of a highly electrophilic intermediate that is not based on radical reactivity is reported. The single‐electron reduction of bench‐stable and commercially available 4‐(trifluoromethoxy)benzonitrile by an organic photosensitizer leads to its fragmentation into fluorophosgene and benzonitrile. The in situ generated fluorophosgene was used for the preparation of carbonates,…