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PHOTOREDOX CATALYSIS

A handle on charge reorganization

Photoredox catalysts offer a promising approach to performing reactions with high energetic requirements, however, the influence of solvent and counter ions is not fully understood. Now, a microwave-based technique is shown to give direct insight into their effects on charge reorganization during catalysis.

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Fig. 1: Structure of photoredox catalysts.

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Grozema, F.C. A handle on charge reorganization. Nat. Chem. 14, 720–722 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-022-00987-0

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