Photochemical reductive homologation of hydrogen cyanide using sulfite and ferrocyanide

Citation:

Xu, J., Dougal J. Ritson, Sukrit Ranjan, Zoe R. Todd, Dimitar D. Sasselov, and John D. Sutherland. 2018. “Photochemical reductive homologation of hydrogen cyanide using sulfite and ferrocyanide.” Chemical Communications 54: 5566-5569.
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Abstract:

Photoredox cycling during UV irradiation of ferrocyanide ([FeII(CN)6]4−) in the presence of stoichiometric sulfite (SO32−) is shown to be an extremely effective way to drive the reductive homologation of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) to simple sugars and precursors of hydroxy acids and amino acids.

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