Mohamad-Ali Tehfe

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Iridium(III) complexes were designed and evaluated as efficient photoinitiators of polymerization reactions in combination with iodonium salts and silanes. Mechanistically, these reactions were shown to proceed through oxidative photoredox catalysis, generating aryl and silyl radicals under very soft irradiation conditions (blue LED, xenon lamp, and even(More)
Two new photoinitiators with unprecedented light absorption properties are proposed on the basis of a suitable truxene skeleton where several UV photoinitiators PI units such as benzophenone and thioxanthone are introduced at the periphery and whose molecular orbitals MO can be coupled with those of the PI units: a red-shifted absorption and a strong(More)
The use of decatungstate (W10O32(4-)) in combination with silanes to generate silyl radicals under green fluorescence bulb irradiation as well as sunlight exposure is described. The mechanisms are investigated by ESR and laser flash photolysis experiments. The high potential of this reaction is evidenced here when using a decatungstate/silane/diphenyl(More)
Photoredox catalysis is now well-known in organic synthesis for the formation of free radicals under very soft irradiations conditions (e.g. sunlight, household fluorescence or LED bulbs, Xe lamp). This method has been introduced here to the polymer chemistry area to initiate ring opening polymerizations (ROP) or free radical polymerizations (FRP). The(More)
For polymer synthesis upon visible light, actual photoinitiator operates in a restricted part of the spectrum. As a consequence, several photoinitiators are necessary to harvest all of the emitted visible photons. Herein, 2,7-di-tert-butyldimethyldihydropyrene is used for the first time as a multicolor photoinitiator for the cationic polymerization of(More)
Eleven di- and trifunctional compounds based on a core-pyrene π structure (Co_Py) were synthesized and investigated for the formation of free radicals. The application of two- and three-component photoinitiating systems (different Co_Pys with the addition of iodonium or sulfonium salts, alkyl halide or amine) was investigated in detail for cationic and(More)
Recently, boryl radicals have been the subject of revived interest. These structures were generated by hydrogen-abstraction reactions from the corresponding boranes (i.e., from amine or phosphine boranes). However, the classical issue remains their high B--H bond-dissociation energy (BDE), thereby preventing a very efficient hydrogen-abstraction process. In(More)
The synthesis and physical characterization of a new class of N-heterocycle-boryl radicals is presented, based on five membered ring ligands with a N(sp(2) ) complexation site. These pyrazole-boranes and pyrazaboles exhibit a low bond dissociation energy (BDE; BH) and accordingly excellent hydrogen transfer properties. Most importantly, a high modulation(More)
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