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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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Submitted
23 Feb 2018
Accepted
07 Mar 2018
First published
15 May 2018

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 5566-5569
Article type
Communication

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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