Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Ammonium salts are usually considered as highly challenging to reduce into the corresponding radicals because of the strength of their carbon-nitrogen bond. Here, we disclose that several ammonium salts can be readily activated using iridium photoredox catalysis to form radicals and illustrate the synthetic utility of this activation of strong C-N bonds with hydrodeamination reactions and radical couplings. Cyclic voltammetry was exploited to rationalize the reactivity observed for the activation of these ammonium salts.