Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (12): 4565-4574.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc202109040 Previous Articles     Next Articles



蔡宝贵, 宣俊*()   

  1. 安徽大学化学化工学院 无机-有机杂化功能材料化学安徽省重点实验室 合肥 230601
  • 收稿日期:2021-09-26 修回日期:2021-10-20 发布日期:2021-10-28
  • 通讯作者: 宣俊
  • 基金资助:
    国家自然科学基金(21971001); 国家自然科学基金(21702001)

Visible Light-Promoted Transformation of Diazo Compounds via the Formation of Free Carbene as Key Intermediate

Baogui Cai, Jun Xuan()   

  1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Chemistry for Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Functionalized Materials, College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Anhui University, Hefei 230601
  • Received:2021-09-26 Revised:2021-10-20 Published:2021-10-28
  • Contact: Jun Xuan
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(21971001); National Natural Science Foundation of China(21702001)

Carbene is one of the most important synthetic intermediates in organic synthesis. In the past few decades, transition-metal catalyzed carbene transfer reactions have made remarkable development. Recently, visible light-promoted transformation of diazo compounds through the formation of free carbene as key intermediate begun to rise. The reaction only need visible light as the sole energy source which meets the concept of green chemistry. Since the pioneering works developed by the groups of Diaves and Zhou, photo-promoted transformation of diazo compounds has attracted more and more attentions. On the basis of previous work, the latest progress in this field is further improved, which mainly focuses on the recent new transformation reactions of diazo compounds under visible light irradiation and the contributions reported from Chinese research group. The future development direction, as well as challenges in this field is prospected.

Key words: visible light, diazo compound, carbene, green chemistry