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Energy-Transfer-Mediated Photocatalysis by a Bioinspired Organic Perylenephotosensitizer HiBRCP

Yan Zhang, Mingze Xia, Min Li, Qian Ping, Zhenbo Yuan, Xuanzhong Liu, Huimin Yin, Shuping Huang and Yijian Rao*

*Key Laboratory of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biotechnology, Ministry of Education, School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, P. R. China, Email:

Y. Zhang, M. Xia, M. Li, Q. Ping, Z. Yuan, Y. Liu, H. Yin, S. Huang, Y. Rao, J. Org. Chem., 2021, 86, 15284-15297.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01876


Hexaisobutyryl reduced cercosporin (HiBRCP) is a highly efficient organic photosensitizer for the promotion of E to Z isomerization of alkenes. Moreover, an energy-transfer-mediated nickel catalysis in the presence of HiBRCP enabled cross-coupling of aryl bromides and carboxylic acids.

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synthesis of HiBRCP

Key Words

alkene isomerizations, photochemistry

ID: J42-Y2021