Visible-light-driven selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol and thioanisole by molecular ruthenium catalyst modified hematite
2016 (English)In: Chemical Communications, ISSN 1359-7345, E-ISSN 1364-548X, Vol. 52, no 62, 9711-9714 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Molecular ruthenium catalysts were found to selectively catalyze the oxidation of thioanisole to sulfoxide with a yield up to 100% in the presence of visible light and sacrificial reagents when they were anchored onto hematite powder. The composite photocatalysts also showed about 5 times higher efficiencies in benzyl alcohol oxidation than the system composed of dispersed molecular catalysts and hematite particles in aqueous solution. A photoelectrochemical cell based on a molecular catalyst modified hematite photoanode was further fabricated, which exhibited high activity towards the oxidation of organic substrates.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016. Vol. 52, no 62, 9711-9714 p.
Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation, Photocatalytic Oxidation, Oxygen Source, Photoelectrosynthesis Cell, Artificial Photosynthesis, Hydrogen-Production, Highly Efficient, Ru Catalysts, Complexes, Cocatalysts
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192397DOI: 10.1039/c6cc04327eISI: 000381328500023PubMedID: 27411498ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84979910710OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-192397DiVA: diva2:970248
FunderSwedish Energy AgencyKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
QC 201609132016-09-132016-09-122016-09-13Bibliographically approved