Direct photocatalysis for organic synthesis by using plasmonic-metal nanoparticles irradiated with visible light

Xiao, Qi, Jaatinen, Esa, & Zhu, Huai Yong (2014) Direct photocatalysis for organic synthesis by using plasmonic-metal nanoparticles irradiated with visible light. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 9(11), pp. 3046-3064.

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Recent advances in direct-use plasmonic-metal nanoparticles (NPs) as photocatalysts to drive organic synthesis reactions under visible-light irradiation have attracted great interest. Plasmonic-metal NPs are characterized by their strong interaction with visible light through excitation of the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). Herein, we review recent developments in direct photocatalysis using plasmonic-metal NPs and their applications. We focus on the role played by the LSPR of the metal NPs in catalyzing organic transformations and, more broadly, the role that light irradiation plays in catalyzing the reactions. Through this, the reaction mechanisms that these light-excited energetic electrons promote will be highlighted. This review will be of particular interest to researchers who are designing and fabricating new plasmonic-metal NP photocatalysts by identifying important reaction mechanisms that occur through light irradiation.

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ID Code: 88701
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: nanoparticles;organic synthesis;photochemistry;surface plasmon resonance;visible light
DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402310
ISSN: 1861-4728
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2015 02:34
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 02:34

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