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Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Initiation of Radical Thiol–Ene Reactions Using Bismuth Oxide

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posted on 04.12.2015, 00:00 by Olugbeminiyi O. Fadeyi, James J. Mousseau, Yiqing Feng, Christophe Allais, Philippe Nuhant, Ming Z. Chen, Betsy Pierce, Ralph Robinson
A nontoxic and inexpensive photocatalytic initiation of anti-Markovnikov hydrothiolation of olefins using visible light is reported. This method is characterized by low catalyst loading, thereby enabling a mild and selective method for radical initiation in thiol–ene reactions between a wide scope of olefins and thiols.