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Biocatalytic Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides with a Genetically Engineered Photosensitizer Artificial Dehalogenase, J Am Chem Soc, 7 Jan 2021

Updated: 2021-01-07

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 7 January, 2020, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c10882

 

Biocatalytic Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides with a Genetically Engineered Photosensitizer Artificial Dehalogenase


Yu Fu, Jian Huang, Yuzhou Wu*, Xiaohong Liu*, Fangrui Zhong* and Jiangyun Wang*

 

Abstract


Devising artificial photoenzymes for abiological bond-forming reactions is of high synthetic value but also a tremendous challenge. Disclosed herein is the first photobiocatalytic cross-coupling of aryl halides enabled by a designer artificial dehalogenase, which features a genetically encoded benzophenone chromophore and site-specifically modified synthetic NiII(bpy) cofactor with tunable proximity to streamline the dual catalysis. Transient absorption studies suggest the likelihood of energy transfer activation in the elementary organometallic event. This design strategy is viable to significantly expand the catalytic repertoire of artificial photoenzymes for useful organic transformations.

 

Article link:https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.0c10882

 

 

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