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Visible-Light-Mediated Organocatalyzed Thiol-Ene Reaction Initiated by a Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer

Vitalij V. Levin, Alexander D. Dilman*

*N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Leninsky Prospect 47, Moscow 119991, Russian Federation, Email:

V. V. Levin, A. D. Dilman, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 8337-8343.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b01331

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A convenient thiol-ene reaction is performed under blue-light irradiation and catalyzed by photoactive Lewis basic molecules such as acridine orange or naphthalene-fused N-acylbenzimidazole. It is believed that the process is initiated by a proton-coupled electron transfer process within the complex between the thiol and the Lewis basic catalyst.

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Key Words

sulfides, photochemistry

ID: J42-Y2019