Dual Catalysis sees the Light: Combining Photoredox with Organo-, Acid and Transition Metal Catalysis
M. N. Hopkinson,† B. Sahoo,† J.-L. Li, F. Glorius* – 2013
The photoredox activation of organic substrates with visible light is a powerful methodology that generates reactive radical species under very mild conditions. When combined with another catalytic process in a dual catalytic system, novel, visible-light-promoted transformations have been realized that do not proceed using either catalyst in isolation. In this minireview, the state of the art in organic reactions mediated by dual catalytic systems merging photoredox activation with organo-, acid or metal catalysis is discussed.