November 12, 2014

Mechanistic insight into the nucleophilic trapping of radical cations via photoredox catalysis

Graaf, Matthew D. and Moeller, Kevin D.

MWRM - 19

Presented at the 49th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, MO, United States, November 12-15, 2014

The reactivity of electrochem. generated radical cations towards various nucleophiles have been investigated extensively.  Complementary, the area of photoredox catalysis has made a significant contribution to the use of radical ions in org. synthesis.  The use of these photoredox catalysts can provide mechanistic insight into our electochem.-​mediated olefin cyclizations.  Here we report the preliminary findings of this study.