Using ascorbate as a sacrificial reductant, iodo-Bodipy dye 1b is able to promote the ATRA reaction between bromoderivatives and alkenes. This finding expands the possibility of using Bodipy dyes to promote photocatalytic reactions in efficient ways.
Photocatalytic atra reaction promoted by iodo-bodipy and sodium ascorbate
Chem. Commun 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c6cc09387f.