Phosphoranyl Radical Fragmentation Reactions Driven by Photoredox Catalysis

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Photocatalytic generation of phosphoranyl radicals is fast emerging as an essential method for the generation of diverse and valuable radicals, typically via deoxygenation or desulfurization processes. This Perspective is a comprehensive evaluation of all studies using phosphoranyl radicals as tunable mediators in photoredox catalysis, highlighting how two distinct methods for phosphoranyl radical formation (radical addition and nucleophilic addition) can be used to generate versatile radical intermediates with diverse reactivity profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7250-7261
Number of pages12
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number13
Early online date5 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2020

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  • phosphine
  • phosphoranyl
  • photoredox
  • radical
  • visible light

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