Colaboración entre la Universidad de La Rioja y la Universidad de Córdoba

Saccharin is a versatile scaffold to build up different heterocycles with relevance in asymmetric catalysis, agricultural chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and so forth. Here, we report a photochemical strategy to obtain seven-membered ring benzosultams in one step, using saccharin anion as starting material. The reaction can be improved in a photoflow reactor and its scope was evaluated. Furthermore, computational study at the CASPT2//CASSCF level of theory was also performed to rationalize the involved mechanism.