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Oxidative C-C Bond Cleavage of Aldehydes via Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis

Hongnan Sun, Chao Yang, Fei Gao, Zhe Li and Wujiong Xia*

*State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource and Environment, the Academy of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China, Email:

H. Sun, C. Yang, F. Gao, Z. Li, W. Xia, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 624-627.

DOI: 10.1021/ol303437m


The visible-light mediated oxidative C-C bond cleavage of aldehydes has been achieved in good yields at ambient temperature and open to air using Ru(bpy)3Cl2 as the photoredox catalyst.

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Key Words

Aldehydes, Ketones, Oxygen

ID: J54-Y2013-0350