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Issue 93, 2013
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Photocatalytic reduction of benzonitrile to benzylamine in aqueous suspensions of palladium-loaded titanium(IV) oxide

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Abstract

Benzonitrile (PhCN) was successfully reduced to benzyl amine in acidic aqueous suspensions of a palladium (Pd)-loaded titanium(IV) oxide (TiO2) photocatalyst in the presence of oxalic acid as a hole scavenger, although the reduction potential of PhCN is believed to be much higher than the potential of the conduction band (CB) of TiO2, indicating that a Pd co-catalyst strongly contributes to PhCN reduction and that the applicability of photocatalytic reduction is not limited by the CB position of semiconductor photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic reduction of benzonitrile to benzylamine in aqueous suspensions of palladium-loaded titanium(iv) oxide

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The article was received on 22 Aug 2013, accepted on 03 Oct 2013 and first published on 03 Oct 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46439C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 10911-10913
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    Photocatalytic reduction of benzonitrile to benzylamine in aqueous suspensions of palladium-loaded titanium(IV) oxide

    K. Imamura, T. Yoshikawa, K. Nakanishi, K. Hashimoto and H. Kominami, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 10911
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46439C

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