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Photochemical reductive homologation of hydrogen cyanide using sulfite and ferrocyanide

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Abstract

Photoredox cycling during UV irradiation of ferrocyanide ([FeII(CN)6]4−) in the presence of stoichiometric sulfite (SO32−) is shown to be an extremely effective way to drive the reductive homologation of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) to simple sugars and precursors of hydroxy acids and amino acids.

Graphical abstract: Photochemical reductive homologation of hydrogen cyanide using sulfite and ferrocyanide

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The article was received on 23 Feb 2018, accepted on 07 Mar 2018 and first published on 15 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01499J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 5566-5569
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    Photochemical reductive homologation of hydrogen cyanide using sulfite and ferrocyanide

    J. Xu, D. J. Ritson, S. Ranjan, Z. R. Todd, D. D. Sasselov and J. D. Sutherland, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 5566
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01499J

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