Organic synthesis, under environment-friendly conditions, has a great impact on sustainable
development. In this context, visible light photocatalysis has emerged as a green model, as this
offers an energy-efficient pathway towards the organic transformation. Different transition-metal
catalysts (Ir-, Ru-, Cu- etc.) and organic dyes (eosin Y, rose bengal, methylene blue, etc.) are wellknown
photocatalysts in organic synthesis. Apart from the well-known organophotoredox catalysts,
rhodamines (Rhodamine B and Rhodamine 6G) have also been employed as efficient photocatalysts
for different organic transformations. In this review, we will focus on the photocatalysis by rhodamines
in organic synthesis. The mechanistic pathway of the methodologies will also be discussed.
We believe this review will stimulate the employment of rhodamines in the visible light
photocatalysis for efficient organic transformations in the future.