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submitted on 08.06.2020 and posted on 09.06.2020by Susanne Reischauer, Volker Strauss, Bartholomäus Pieber
The combination of nickel- and photocatalysis has unlocked a variety of cross couplings. These protocols rely on a few photocatalysts that can only convert a small portion of visible light (<500 nm) into chemical energy. Many dyes that absorb a much broader spectrum of light are not applicable due to their short-lived excited states. Here we describe a self-assembling catalyst system that overcomes this limitation. The modular approach combines nickel catalysis with dye-sensitized titanium dioxide and can be used to catalyze various bond formations.