Photoredox Catalysis is a powerful tool for the formation of chemically challenging bonds that normally require high temperatures, high pressures, and harsh chemicals to synthesize. Despite widespread method development for use in pharmaceuticals and organic synthesis, a detailed mechanistic understanding of photoredox catalysis is needed. A major obstacle to understanding the photochemistry of photoredox catalysis is the lack of data on reaction quantum yields. In this study we analyze the quantum yields of an alpha arylation reaction of amines catalyzed by an Iridium polypyridyl photosensitizer. We will present our investigations into the quantum yields of this reaction with an emphasis on the effects of wavelength, light intensity, and reaction time.
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Spielvogel, Ethan, "Quantum yields of photoredox catalyzed alpha-arylation of amines" (2020). Research Days Posters Spring 2020. 85.