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Photocatalytic hydrogenation of azobenzene to hydrazobenzene on cadmium sulfide under visible light irradiation

Abstract

Visible light irradiation (λ <600 nm) of commercially-available CdS in alcohol successfully promotes hydrogenation of azobenzene to hydrazobenzene with more than 95% selectivity. This is promoted by strong adsorption of azobenzene to the photoformed zerovalent Cd species adjacent to the surface S vacancies on CdS, leading to efficient reduction to hydrazobenzene.

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The article was received on 02 Nov 2017, accepted on 04 Dec 2017 and first published on 04 Dec 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08428E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Photocatalytic hydrogenation of azobenzene to hydrazobenzene on cadmium sulfide under visible light irradiation

    Y. Shiraishi, M. Katayama, M. Hashimoto and T. Hirai, Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08428E

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