DOI: 10.1055/a-1702-6193
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Applications of Photoredox Catalysis for the Radical-Induced Cleavage of C-C Bonds

Shoubhik Das
1  Chemistry, Universiteit Antwerpen - Campus Middelheim/Groenenborger, Antwerpen, Belgium (Ringgold ID: RIN99034)
Jaro Vanderghinste
2  Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium (Ringgold ID: RIN26660)
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Selective cleavage of C-C bonds forms one of the greatest challenges in current organic chemistry, due to the relative strength of these bonds. However, such transformations are an invaluable instrument to break down and construct new carbon-carbon bonds. To achieve this, photochemistry can be used as a valuable tool to generate radicals and induce the cleavage of these bonds. This review paints a picture of some of the most influential contributions in this field from the last decade.

Publication History

Received: 17 October 2021

Accepted after revision: 22 November 2021

Publication Date:
22 November 2021 (online)

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