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Photocatalysis with Quantum Dots and Visible Light: Selective and Efficient Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds through a Radical Relay Process in Water

Zhao, LM and Meng, QY and Fan, XB and Ye, C and Li, XB and Chen, B and Ramamurthy, V and Tung, CH and Wu, LZ (2017) Photocatalysis with Quantum Dots and Visible Light: Selective and Efficient Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds through a Radical Relay Process in Water. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 56. pp. 3020-3024. ISSN 1433-7851

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Abstract

Selective oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes/ketones has been achieved with the help of 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA)-capped CdSe quantum dot (MPA-CdSe QD) and visible light. Visible-light-prompted electron-transfer reaction initiates the oxidation. The thiyl radical generated from the thiolate anion adsorbed on a CdSe QD plays a key role by abstracting the hydrogen atom from the C−H bond of the alcohol (R CH(OH)R ). The reaction shows high efficiency, good functional group tolerance, and high site-selectivity in polyhydroxy compounds. The generality and selectivity reported here offer a new opportunity for further applications of QDs in organic transformations. 1 2

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: heterogeneous catalysis photocatalysis quantum dots selective dehydrogenation sustainable chemistry
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 01:19
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 20:20
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201700243