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Multi‐Photon Excitation in Photoredox Catalysis: Concepts, Applications, Methods

Glaser, Felix and Kerzig, Christoph and Wenger, Oliver S.. (2020) Multi‐Photon Excitation in Photoredox Catalysis: Concepts, Applications, Methods. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59 (26). pp. 10266-10284.

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Abstract

The energy of visible photons and the accessible redox potentials of common photocatalysts set thermodynamic limits to photochemical reactions that can be driven by traditional visible‐light irradiation. UV excitation can be damaging and induce side reactions, hence visible or even near‐IR light is usually preferable. Thus, photochemistry currently faces two divergent challenges, namely the desire to perform ever more thermodynamically demanding reactions with increasingly lower photon energies. The pooling of two low‐energy photons can address both challenges simultaneously, and whilst multi‐photon spectroscopy is well established, synthetic photoredox chemistry has only recently started to exploit multi‐photon processes on the preparative scale. Herein, we have a critical look at currently developed reactions and mechanistic concepts, discuss pertinent experimental methods, and provide an outlook into possible future developments of this rapidly emerging area.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Wenger)
UniBasel Contributors:Wenger, Oliver and Glaser, Felix and Kerzig, Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1433-7851
e-ISSN:1521-3773
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:12 Aug 2020 10:33
Deposited On:11 Aug 2020 13:30

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