Photochemistry as a Green Synthetic Method

  • Angelo Albini
  • Maurizio Fagnoni
Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 246)

The photon is the green reagent par excellence. It is absorbed leaving no residue and induces deep-seated chemical transformations under mild conditions. Reactions via electronic excited states often reach the target via a shorter path than thermal alternatives, with excellent atom economy. Photochemistry also offers a way for the mild generation of highly reactive intermediates such as radicals or ions. This is illustrated by the example of arylation reactions via photo SN1 process, a method that under some aspects rivals Pd-catalyzed reactions.

Keywords

photochemistry arylation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Albini
    • 1
  • Maurizio Fagnoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryUniversity of PaviaItaly

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