The utilization of light to induce or accelerate a chemical reaction is undoubtedly one of the most promising and sustainable fields in modern organic chemistry. In particular, photoredox catalysis affords facile access to a plethora of transformations that were previously thought to be impossible. These processes rely on a catalyst’s ability to absorb visible light and convert it into chemical energy via single electron transfer to generate the necessitated reactive intermediates. This highly active research field is made up of a diverse community, with research ranging from organometallic and materials chemistry (development of new photocatalysts) to mechanistic and synthetic organic (novel transformations and syntheses) to chemical engineering (improved reactors and processes). This series will be a collection of state-of-the-art research in this continuously growing field, highlighting current progress and provide a perspective for the future of this exciting field.
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