C–H Activation via Radical Processes Using Photo-Excited Ketones

  • Shin Kamijo
Part of the Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry book series (TOPICS, volume 54)


This chapter covered recent advancements in nonreactive C(sp3)–H bond functionalization using photo-excited aryl ketones. The C–H bond cleaving ability of photo-excited ketones plays an important role in these reactions. Transformations targeting nonreactive C–H bonds can dramatically simplify synthetic sequences and improve synthetic efficiency as described in this chapter.


C(sp3)–H bond functionalization Free radicals Heterocycles Insertion Photoreaction Substitution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for InnovationYamaguchi UniversityYamaguchiJapan

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