Synthesis of a B12-BODIPY dyad for B12-inspired photochemical transformations of a trichloromethylated organic compound

Yuki Anai, Keita Shichijo, Mamoru Fujitsuka, Yoshio Hisaeda, Hisashi Shimakoshi

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A B12complex-BODIPY dyad was synthesized by peripheral modification of cobalamin derivatives. The photophysical properties of the dyad were investigated by UV-vis, PL, and transient absorption spectroscopy. A visible light-driven dechlorination reaction of a trichlorinated organic compound, DDT, was reported. The dyad showed efficient catalysis for dechlorination under N2with turnover numbers of over 220 for the reaction. One-pot syntheses of an ester and amide from DDT and benzotrichloride were also achieved using the dyad under air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11945-11948
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number80
Publication statusPublished - Oct 14 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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