A Ruthenium(II)-Copper(II) Dyad for the Photocatalytic Oxygenation of Organic Substrates Mediated by Dioxygen Activation

© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH {&} Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Dioxygen activation by copper complexes is a valuable method to achieve oxidation reactions for sustainable chemistry. The development of a catalytic system requires regeneration of the Cu I active redox state from Cu II . This is usually achieved using extra reducers that can compete with the Cu II (O 2 ) oxidizing species, causing a loss of efficiency. An alternative would consist of using a photosensitizer to control the reduction process. Association of a Ru II photosensitizing subunit with a Cu II pre-catalytic moiety assembled within a unique entity is shown to fulfill these requirements. In presence of a sacrificial electron donor and light, electron transfer occurs from the Ru II center to Cu II . In presence of dioxygen, this dyad proved to be efficient for sulfide, phosphine, and alkene catalytic oxygenation. Mechanistic investigations gave evidence about a predominant 3 O 2 activation pathway by the Cu I moiety.

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Titre
A Ruthenium(II)-Copper(II) Dyad for the Photocatalytic Oxygenation of Organic Substrates Mediated by Dioxygen Activation
Type de publication
Article de revue
Année de publication
2015
Revue
Angew. Chemie - Int. Ed.
Volume
54
ISSN
15213773
Soumis le 14 avril 2018