Light/Copper Relay for Aerobic Fragmentation of Lignin Model Compounds

Wang Zhou, Junki Nakahashi, Tomoya Miura, Masahiro Murakami

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Lignin model compounds undergo aerobic oxidation upon relay action of light and copper to afford isolable fragments. Considerably better efficiency and different product distribution are achieved in comparison to thermal copper-catalyzed aerobic fragmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2431-2434
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • aerobic oxidation
  • copper
  • C−C activation
  • lignin degradation
  • photocatalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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