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Photocatalytic Synthesis of γ-Lactones from Alkenes: High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry as a Tool To Study Photoredox Reactions

Ierasia Triandafillidi, Maroula G. Kokotou and Christoforos G. Kokotos*

*Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 15771, Greece, Email:

I. Triandafillidi, M. G. Kokotou, C. G. Kokotos, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 36-39.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b03256


The use of Ru(bpy)3Cl2 as photocatalyst enables a mild and reproducible synthesis of γ-lactones. This photocatalytic reaction has been monitored using high-resolution mass spectrometry.

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Key Words

lactones, photochemistry

ID: J54-Y2018