我室徐海超教授在 JACS 上发表论文：Photoelectrochemical Asymmetric Catalysis Enables Direct and Enantioselective Decarboxylative Cyanation
摘要：The development of efficient and sustainable methods for decarboxylative transformations is of great importance due to the ease of availability and nontoxicity of carboxylic acids. Despite tremendous efforts in this area, it remains challenging to develop enantioselective transformations direct from carboxylic acids. Herein we disclose a photoelectrocatalytic method for the direct and enantioselective decarboxylative cyanation. The photoelectrochemical reactions convert carboxylic acids to enantioenriched nitriles by employing cerium/copper relay catalysis with a cerium salt for catalytic decarboxylation and a chiral copper complex for stereoselective C–CN formation.