Wei Group published in Chemical Reviews

A paper from the Wei group has been published in Chemical Reviews. The article titled “Surface-Plasmon-Driven Hot Electron Photochemistry” reports the recent theoretical and experimental approaches for understanding the underlying photophysical processes in hot electron generation and discusses various electron-transfer models on both plasmonic metal nanostructures and plasmonic metal/semiconductor heterostructures. The review highlights the plasmon-driven hot electron photochemical reactions and specifically pointed out the remaining challenges in the field and future opportunities for addressing the low reaction efficiencies in hot-electron-induced photochemistry. The research was supported by the Air Force Office of Science Research and National Science Foundation.”

Article:http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00430

Wei Group published in Chemical Reviews

“A paper from the�Wei group�has been published in Chemical Reviews. The article titled “Surface-Plasmon-Driven Hot Electron Photochemistry” reports the recent theoretical and experimental approaches for understanding the underlying photophysical processes in hot electron generation and discusses various electron-transfer models on both plasmonic metal nanostructures and plasmonic metal/semiconductor heterostructures. The review highlights the plasmon-driven hot electron photochemical reactions and specifically pointed out the remaining challenges in the field and future opportunities for addressing the low reaction efficiencies in hot-electron-induced photochemistry. The research was supported by the Air Force Office of Science Research and National Science Foundation.”

Simple installation of α-substituents on unprotected amines

The Seidel group has recently published a method for the direct α-C–H bond functionalization of cyclic secondary amines, ubiquitous core structures of bioactive natural products and pharmaceutical drugs. No protecting groups or transition metals are required, enabling the synthesis of α-substituted amines in a simple one-pot process.

Article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2871
Article highlight: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41570-017-0104