Special Issue "Organic Photoredox Catalysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Axel G. Griesbeck

Department of Chemistry, University of Cologne, Greinstr. 4, D-50939 Koeln, Germany
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Interests: photooxygenation of organic compounds; photocycloaddition reactions; photodecarboxylation; photoisomerization; photoinduced electron transfer; photochemical macrocyclization reactions; new photochemical reactors and technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The modern repertoire of catalysis has been supplemented by photoredox catalysis in the last decade. For quite some time, metal-catalyzed redox chemistry is a well-established and intensively investigated field and also the principles of photocatalysis are well established. The new and rapidly growing field of photoredox catalysis brings together the favorable properties of both of these catalysis worlds. Photoexcitation of specially designed light-absorbing molecules can shift their catalytic activities to hitherto unknown capacities and open new reactivity and selectivity in catalysis. If operating in photoredox processes, these reactions can replace or complement numerous ground-state catalytic processes. Additionally, also classical photochemical processes can be converted into catalytic variants with favorable properties concerning the light-absorbing step (use of visible light, solar photochemistry, cheap lamp technology) and the chemical as well as quantum yields of these reactions. As a third area of improvement, completely new reactivity pattern can be expected by the combination of ground-state redox properties with additional activation achieved by photoexcitation. This Special Issue of Catalysts is devoted to all three areas of topical research.

 Submissions are welcome, especially in the following fields of research:

  • Applications of photoredox catalysis for CC bond formation
  • Applications of photoredox catalysis for C-heteroatom bond formation
  • Applications of photoredox catalysis for degradation processes
  • Applications of photoredox catalysis for the synthesis of heterocycles
  • Applications of photoredox catalysis for (photo)oxidation
  • Applications of photoredox catalysis for (photo)reduction
  • Enantioselective photoredox catalysis
  • Experimental tools for photoredox catalysis
  • Flow techniques in photoredox catalysis
  • Basic principles of photoredox catalysis
  • Electrochemical investigations
  • Spectroscopical and theoretical investigations

Prof. Dr. Axel Griesbeck
Guest Editor

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