Photocatalytic strategies have recently revolutionized the field of organic synthesis. However, while the progress has been impressive in terms of reported methodologies, less attention has been devoted to mechanistic aspects. In this regard, key to the development of efficient strategies is the recovery of the exhausted photocatalyst formed upon quenching of the excited state. This review summarizes the different ways available to turn over the photocatalyst and classifies them according to the species responsible for this step, being a reaction intermediate, a co-catalyst, a reaction partner or an electrode. Finally, an analysis of the common aspects of the described alternatives is offered, also showcasing how the tuning of the photocatalyst turn-over step can completely divert the reaction outcome.

The Dark Side of Photocatalysis: One Thousand Ways to Close the Cycle / Capaldo, L.; Ravelli, D.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1099-0690. - 2020:19(2020), pp. 2783-2806. [10.1002/ejoc.202000144]

The Dark Side of Photocatalysis: One Thousand Ways to Close the Cycle

Capaldo L.;Ravelli D.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Photocatalytic strategies have recently revolutionized the field of organic synthesis. However, while the progress has been impressive in terms of reported methodologies, less attention has been devoted to mechanistic aspects. In this regard, key to the development of efficient strategies is the recovery of the exhausted photocatalyst formed upon quenching of the excited state. This review summarizes the different ways available to turn over the photocatalyst and classifies them according to the species responsible for this step, being a reaction intermediate, a co-catalyst, a reaction partner or an electrode. Finally, an analysis of the common aspects of the described alternatives is offered, also showcasing how the tuning of the photocatalyst turn-over step can completely divert the reaction outcome.
2020
The Dark Side of Photocatalysis: One Thousand Ways to Close the Cycle / Capaldo, L.; Ravelli, D.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1099-0690. - 2020:19(2020), pp. 2783-2806. [10.1002/ejoc.202000144]
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