Synthesis of 3‑CF2‑Containing Chromones via a Visible-Light-Induced Radical Cascade Reaction of o‑Hydroxyaryl Enaminones

A general and efficient visible-light-induced CF2 radical-based cascade reaction of o-hydroxyaryl enaminones has been described. This protocol afforded the corresponding functionalized 3-CF2-containing chromones in generally good yields under mild reaction conditions. The use of NaHSO3, which has both basicity and reducibility, efficiently suppressed the formation of two byproducts, 4H-chromen-4-one and 3-bromo-4H-chromen-4-one.