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Dual catalysis sees the light: Combining photoredox with organo-, acid, and transition-metal catalysis

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matt HopkinsonORCiD


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The photoredox activation of organic substrates with visible light is a powerful methodology that generates reactive radical species under very mild conditions. When combined with another catalytic process in a dual catalytic system, novel, visible-light-promoted transformations have been realized that do not proceed using either catalyst in isolation. In this minireview, the state of the art in organic reactions mediated by dual catalytic systems merging photoredox activation with organo-, acid or metal catalysis is discussed. De(light)ful catalysis! The merger of photoredox catalysis with another catalytic mode can result in novel, visible-light-promoted reactions that do not proceed by using either catalyst independently. Herein, the different ways that two catalytic modes can operate in tandem are highlighted, focusing on dual-catalyzed organic processes that merge photoredox with organo-, acid, and transition-metal catalysis. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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Author(s): Hopkinson MN, Sahoo B, Li J-L, Glorius F

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemistry - A European Journal

Year: 2014

Volume: 20

Issue: 14

Pages: 3874-3886

Print publication date: 01/04/2014

Online publication date: 27/03/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN (print): 0947-6539

ISSN (electronic): 1521-3765

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag


DOI: 10.1002/chem.201304823