Visible light-driven organic photochemical synthesis in China

Abstract

In recent years, visible light-driven organic photochemical synthesis has attracted wide research interest from academic and industrial communities due to its features of green and sustainable chemistry. In this flourishing area, Chinese chemists have devoted great efforts to different aspects of synthetic chemistry. This review will summarize their representative work according to the following categories: C–H functionalization, synthesis of aromatic aza-heterocycles, asymmetric organic photochemical synthesis, transformations of small molecules and biomolecule-compatible reactions.

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Chen, Y., Lu, L., Yu, D. et al. Visible light-driven organic photochemical synthesis in China. Sci. China Chem. 62, 24–57 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11426-018-9399-2

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Keywords

  • visible light
  • photochemical synthesis
  • C–H functionalization
  • aromatic aza-heterocycle
  • asymmetric catalysis
  • biomolecule-compatible reaction
  • small molecule