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Photocatalytic chemoselective cleavage of C–O bonds under hydrogen gas- and acid-free conditions

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Abstract

In the presence of a palladium-loaded TiO2 photocatalyst, the cleavage of benzyl phenyl ether in low-molecular-weight alcohol solvents under de-aerated conditions afforded toluene and phenol simultaneously in a 1 : 1 molar ratio.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic chemoselective cleavage of C–O bonds under hydrogen gas- and acid-free conditions

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The article was received on 25 Apr 2018, accepted on 15 May 2018 and first published on 17 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03362E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Photocatalytic chemoselective cleavage of C–O bonds under hydrogen gas- and acid-free conditions

    K. Imamura, H. Kato, Y. Wada, K. Makabe, A. Onda, A. Tanaka, H. Kominami, K. Sato and K. Nagaoka, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03362E

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