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Well-defined BiOCl colloidal ultrathin nanosheets: synthesis, characterization, and application in photocatalytic aerobic oxidation of secondary amines

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We demonstrate the first colloidal synthesis of single-crystalline BiOCl ultrathin nanosheets (UTNSs) that feature a well-defined square morphology. Unlike BiOCl nanomaterials prepared by hydrothermal routes, our colloidal BiOCl UTNSs exhibit hydrophobic surface properties and high activity and selectivity toward the photocatalytic aerobic oxidation of secondary amines to corresponding imines at room temperature. Hence, the application of BiOCl nanomaterials has been successfully extended from the widely studied photodecomposition of pollutants in aqueous solution to the synthesis of fine chemicals in organic solvent using a green approach.

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2014, accepted on 20 Dec 2014 and first published on 22 Dec 2014


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03229B
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Citation: Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 1873-1878
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    Well-defined BiOCl colloidal ultrathin nanosheets: synthesis, characterization, and application in photocatalytic aerobic oxidation of secondary amines

    Y. Wu, B. Yuan, M. Li, W. Zhang, Y. Liu and C. Li, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1873
    DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03229B

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