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Photoredox Catalysis: The Need to Elucidate the Photochemical Mechanism

Photoredox Catalysis: The Need to Elucidate the Photochemical Mechanism
Vincenzo Balzani, Paola Ceroni, Pier Giorgio Cozzi, Marianna Marchini, Giacomo Bergamini
The photocatalytic mechanism reported in a recent Communication to produce the radical anion of pyrenes postulates a highly endergonic electron transfer process. An analysis of the thermodynamics is reported together with the proposal of an alternative thermodynamically feasible mechanism.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706217

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