A protocol for the selective photoremoval of alcohol protecting groups modulated by the presence of auxiliary light absorbing molecules is presented. Thus, by this method, a single light source was used to selectively remove a specific protecting group in the presence of another chromophore with a lower molar absorption coefficient. The use of a molecular sunscreen, either internal or external, was found to be crucial to achieve high selectivities.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry