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Title: Surface complexation for photocatalytic organic transformations
Authors: Leow, Wan Ru
Chen, Xiaodong
Keywords: Surface Complex
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Leow, W. R., & Chen, X. (2019). Surface complexation for photocatalytic organic transformations. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 92(3), 505-510. doi:10.1246/bcsj.20180274
Series/Report no.: Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Abstract: Photocatalysis constitutes an important research interest due to its capability for achieving important chemical reactions in an environmentally green and sustainable manner. The use of heterogeneous photocatalysts adds additional advantages such as ease of separation from reaction mixtures, reusability, as well as photo, thermal and chemical stability. In this account, we showed how the surface complexation of different key players on TiO2 can be used control the reaction pathway to enable difficult organic transformations, as demonstrated by the selective aerobic oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides. First, we designed a photocatalytic-surface complexation system comprising three fundamental components; visible-light-absorbing dye, TiO2 and TEMPO as the redox mediator. Next, the said system was elegantly simplified into a visible-light-harvesting surface complex generated in-situ between TiO2 and tertiary amines, which enabled O2 to be selectively activated only in the presence of the target sulfide substrate. This was then expanded into the new concept of synergistic photocatalysis, which is based on the interplay of reactants (sulfides and benzylamines) via the aforementioned visible-light-harvesting surface complex to enable two seemingly irrelevant reactions in one photocatalytic system. Lastly, we briefly discussed how surface complexation on heterogeneous catalysts such as metal oxides can be further utilized for photocatalytic organic transformations.
ISSN: 0009-2673
DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20180274
Rights: © 2019 The Author(s) (published by The Chemical Society of Japan). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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