Guo JJ1, Hu A1, Chen Y1, Sun J1, Tang H1, Zuo Z1.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Dec 5;55(49):15319-15322. doi: 10.1002/anie.201609035. Epub 2016 Nov 11.A general strategy for the cleavage and amination of C-C bonds of cycloalkanols has been achieved through visible-light-induced photoredox catalysis utilizing a cerium(III) chloride complex. This operationally simple methodology has been successfully applied to a wide array of unstrained cyclic alcohols, and represents the first example of catalytic C-C bond cleavage and functionalization of unstrained secondary cycloalkanols.© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.