Reductive Electrophotocatalysis: Merging Electricity and Light to Achieve Extreme Reduction Potentials

Hyunwoo Kim, Hyungjun Kim, Tristan H. Lambert, Song Lin

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Abstract

We describe a new electrophotocatalytic strategy that harnesses the power of light and electricity to generate an excited radical anion with a reducing potential of -3.2 V vs SCE, which can be used to activate substrates with very high reduction potentials (Ered ≈ -1.9 to -2.9 V). The resultant aryl radicals can be engaged in various synthetically useful transformations to furnish arylboronate, arylstannane, and biaryl products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2087-2092
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume142
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Feb 2020

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