Researchers at the Laboratoire de chimie de coordination à Toulouse (CNRS) and the Institut des sciences chimiques de Rennes (CNRS/Université de Rennes 1/INSA Rennes/ENSC Rennes) led by Olivier Baslé have developed an innovative catalyst system capable of activating carbon-hydrogen bonds in the presence of visible light. This safe, abundant and renewable energy source allows for the functionalization of these bonds, which makes it possible to obtain complex molecules that are more environmentally friendly. This work is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
Read the research paper: Jompol Thongpaen, Romane Manguin, Vincent Dorcet, Thomas Vives, Carine Duhayon, Marc Mauduit, Olivier Baslé. Visible Light Induced Rhodium(I)‐Catalyzed Directed C‐H Borylation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 10.1002/anie.201905924
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