Visible-Light-Driven Photoredox Catalysis in the Construction of Carbocyclic and Heterocyclic Ring Systems



Carbocyclic and heterocyclic ring systems are important structural architectures in many bioactive natural products, as well as in a variety of fine chemicals. The utilization of visible-light photocatalytic strategies to construct these ring systems has received considerable attention in the past few years. This microreview presents a brief summary of the use of visible-light photoredox catalytic strategies for the synthesis of carbocyclic and heterocyclic targets.