Issue 64, 2016

Thiaporphyrin-mediated photocatalysis using red light


Penetration of light through biological tissue improves in the near-IR windows beyond 650 nm. In an effort to explore the chemical reactivity accessible using this low-energy radiation, this study reveals catalysts and reactions that are experimentally viable with red light. Thiophene-containing porphyrin compounds are capable of catalytic, photo-reductive dehalogenation on an array of α-halo ketone model substrates with low catalyst loadings (0.1 mol%), in the presence of low energy, red light (>645 nm).

Graphical abstract: Thiaporphyrin-mediated photocatalysis using red light

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02 May 2016
14 Jun 2016
First published
21 Jun 2016
This article is Open Access
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RSC Adv., 2016,6, 59269-59272

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Thiaporphyrin-mediated photocatalysis using red light

J. Lee, J. W. Papatzimas, A. D. Bromby, E. Gorobets and D. J. Derksen, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 59269 DOI: 10.1039/C6RA11374E

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