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Photocatalytic Dehalogenation of Vicinal Dibromo Com-pounds Utilizing Sexithiophene and Visible Light Irradiation

C.D. McTiernan, S.P. Pitre, J.C. Scaiano, “Photocatalytic Dehalogenation of Vicinal Dibromo Com-pounds Utilizing Sexithiophene and Visible Light Irradiation”, ACS Catal., 4,4034–4039 (2014)
DOI: 10.1021/cs501030f



Photocatalytic Dehalogenation of Vicinal Dibromo Com-pounds Utilizing Sexithiophene and Visible Light Irradiation
The reductive dehalogenation of a variety of vicinal-dibromide compounds has been accomplished through the use of α-sexithiophene as an organophotocatalyst. This photocatalytic system brings about the desired transformations in good yields, using low catalyst loadings and short reaction times. To help shed light on the efficiency of this process, we have studied the kinetics of the key mechanistic steps utilizing a combination of steady-state/time-resolved fluorescence and laser flash photolysis techniques.

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