Transition Metal-Free, Visible-Light Mediated Synthesis of 1,10-Phenanthroline Derived Ligand Systems

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  • External authors:
  • Alyn Edwards
  • Andreas Geist
  • Udo Müllich
  • Robin Pritchard
  • Roger Whitehead
  • Laurence M Harwood


A broad range of 1,10-phenanthroline substrates was efficiently C-H functionalised, providing rapid, gram-scale access to substituted heteroaromatic cores of broad utility. Furthermore, this C-H functionalisation pathway was extended to the synthesis of previously inaccessible, ultra-soluble, 2,9-bis-triazinyl-1,10-phenanthroline (BTPhen) ligands for advanced nuclear fuel cycles.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8160-8163
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications- Royal Society of Chemistry
Early online date27 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017