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Visible-light-driven selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol and thioanisole by molecular ruthenium catalyst modified hematite

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Abstract

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.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light-driven selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol and thioanisole by molecular ruthenium catalyst modified hematite

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The article was received on 23 May 2016, accepted on 05 Jul 2016 and first published on 05 Jul 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04327E
Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 9711-9714

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    Visible-light-driven selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol and thioanisole by molecular ruthenium catalyst modified hematite

    L. Bai, F. Li, Y. Wang, H. Li, X. Jiang and L. Sun, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 9711
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04327E

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