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Issue 20, 2017
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Visible light-induced transition metal-catalyzed transformations: beyond conventional photosensitizers

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Abstract

Employment of simple transition metal (TM = Co, Fe, Cu, Pd, Pt, Au)-based photocatalyst (PC) has led to the dramatic acceleration of known TM-catalyzed reactions, as well as to the discovery of unprecedented chemical transformations. Compared to the conventional cooperative/dual photocatalysis (type B), this new class of unconventional PCs operates via a single photoexcitation/catalytic cycle, where the TM complex plays a “double duty” role by harvesting light and catalyzing the chemical transformation. Also, these TM photocatalysts participate in the bond-forming/breaking event in the transformation via a substrate-TM interaction, an aspect that is uncommon for conventional photocatalysis (type A). This tutorial review highlights the recent advances in this emerging area.

Graphical abstract: Visible light-induced transition metal-catalyzed transformations: beyond conventional photosensitizers

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Submitted
02 May 2017
First published
11 Aug 2017

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017,46, 6227-6240
Article type
Tutorial Review

Visible light-induced transition metal-catalyzed transformations: beyond conventional photosensitizers

M. Parasram and V. Gevorgyan, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 6227
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00226B

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