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Visible light photoredox catalysis: applications in organic synthesis

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Abstract

The use of visible light sensitization as a means to initiate organic reactions is attractive due to the lack of visible light absorbance by organic compounds, reducing side reactions often associated with photochemical reactions conducted with high energy UV light. This tutorial review provides a historical overview of visible light photoredox catalysis in organic synthesis along with recent examples which underscore its vast potential to initiate organic transformations.

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The article was received on 17 Mar 2010 and first published on 08 Jun 2010


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B913880N
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011,40, 102-113
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    Visible light photoredox catalysis: applications in organic synthesis

    J. M. R. Narayanam and C. R. J. Stephenson, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 102
    DOI: 10.1039/B913880N

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