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Dyes as Visible Light Photoredox Organocatalysts

Authors

  • Davide Ravelli,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia, Via Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0382987323
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  • Prof. Maurizio Fagnoni

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia, Via Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0382987323
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia, Via Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0382987323

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Abstract

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Tomorrow always dyes! Organic dyes (e.g., Rose Bengal, Eosin Y) have been recently used as versatile photoredox organocatalysts in place of metal complexes (e.g., Ru2+ salts). Accordingly, photoinduced electron transfer reactions induced by excited dyes were exploited in various synthetic processes. The reactions were performed under metal-free conditions and visible light irradiation.

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