Photoredox catalysis paper published in JACS
Research by Daisuke Koyama and Harvey Dale has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The paper is entitled ‘Ultrafast Observation of a Photoredox Reaction Mechanism: Photo-Initiation in Organocatalyzed Atom-Transfer Radial Polymerization’, and describes how ultrafast absorption spectroscopy can be used to observe the short-lived reaction intermediates involved in chemical reactions initiated by electron transfer from a photoactive organic catalyst. Harvey contributed significantly to this research while he was a final year undergraduate project student in the Bristol Laser Chemistry group. The paper citation is D. Koyama, H.J.A. Dale and A.J. Orr-Ewing, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 1285-1293 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b07829.