Organic synthesis using photoredox catalysis

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  1. Editor: Prof. Axel G. Griesbeck
    Universität zu Köln

Natural photosynthesis is a remarkable chemical machinery that enables our life on earth and delivers a constant stream of oxygen and organic biomass. We should acknowledge this fact with humbleness, especially because we have not been able yet to mimic this process in a reliable way even after decades of intense research. The basic mechanistic principle behind photosynthesis is photoredox catalysis or light-driven charge separation, which leads to an energy harvesting process by taking advantage of the reduction products and filling the holes by a sacrificial electron donor, water. In contrast to the “traditional” catalysis areas such as metal-, organo- and biocatalysis, photoredox catalysis (and photocatalysis in general) is a young research field with regard to synthetic applications. The collection of papers in this Thematic Series on organic synthesis using photoredox catalysis shows this convincingly.

See also the Thematic Series:
Photocycloadditions and photorearrangements

  • Editorial
  • Published 12 May 2014

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 1097–1098, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.107

Visible-light photoredox catalysis enabled bromination of phenols and alkenes

  1. Yating Zhao,
  2. Zhe Li,
  3. Chao Yang,
  4. Run Lin and
  5. Wujiong Xia
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 07 Mar 2014

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 622–627, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.53

Metal and metal-free photocatalysts: mechanistic approach and application as photoinitiators of photopolymerization

  1. Jacques Lalevée,
  2. Sofia Telitel,
  3. Pu Xiao,
  4. Marc Lepeltier,
  5. Frédéric Dumur,
  6. Fabrice Morlet-Savary,
  7. Didier Gigmes and
  8. Jean-Pierre Fouassier
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 15 Apr 2014

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 863–876, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.83

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  • Published 17 Apr 2014

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 890–896, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.86

Tailoring of organic dyes with oxidoreductive compounds to obtain photocyclic radical generator systems exhibiting photocatalytic behavior

  1. Christian Ley,
  2. Julien Christmann,
  3. Ahmad Ibrahim,
  4. Luciano H. Di Stefano and
  5. Xavier Allonas
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 25 Apr 2014

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 936–947, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.92

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  • Published 29 Apr 2014

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 975–980, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.96

On the mechanism of photocatalytic reactions with eosin Y

  1. Michal Majek,
  2. Fabiana Filace and
  3. Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 30 Apr 2014

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 981–989, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.97

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  • Published 12 May 2014

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 1099–1106, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.108

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  • Published 19 May 2014

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 1143–1150, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.114

  • Letter
  • Published 27 May 2014

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 1233–1238, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.122

  • Letter
  • Published 03 Jun 2014

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 1272–1281, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.128

Visible light photoredox-catalyzed deoxygenation of alcohols

  1. Daniel Rackl,
  2. Viktor Kais,
  3. Peter Kreitmeier and
  4. Oliver Reiser
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 10 Sep 2014

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 2157–2165, doi:10.3762/bjoc.10.223

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  • Published 08 Jan 2015

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 31–36, doi:10.3762/bjoc.11.5

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  • Published 01 Apr 2015

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 425–430, doi:10.3762/bjoc.11.48

Photocatalytic nucleophilic addition of alcohols to styrenes in Markovnikov and anti-Markovnikov orientation

  1. Martin Weiser,
  2. Sergej Hermann,
  3. Alexander Penner and
  4. Hans-Achim Wagenknecht
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 27 Apr 2015

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Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 568–575, doi:10.3762/bjoc.11.62

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