Light-mediated heterogeneous cross dehydrogenative coupling reactions: Metal oxides as efficient, recyclable, photoredox catalysts in C-C bond-forming reactions

Magnus Rueping*, Jochen Zoller, David C. Fabry, Konstantin Poscharny, René M. Koenigs, Thomas E. Weirich, Joachim Mayer

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Let there be light: A heterogeneous photocatalytic system based on easily recyclable TiO 2 or ZnO allows cross dehydrogenative coupling reactions of tertiary amines. The newly developed protocols have successfully been applied to various C-C and C-P bond-forming reactions to provide nitro amines as well as amino ketones, nitriles and phosphonates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3478-3481
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 19 2012


  • C-C coupling
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • redox reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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