Probing the mechanism of benzaldehyde reduction to chiral hydrobenzoin on the CNT surface under near-UV light irradiation

Wang, Yunwei, Ren, Pengju, Gu, Xianmo, Wen, Xiaodong, Wang, Yingyong, Guo, Xiangyun, Waclawik, Eric R., Zhu, Huaiyong, & Zheng, Zhanfeng (2016) Probing the mechanism of benzaldehyde reduction to chiral hydrobenzoin on the CNT surface under near-UV light irradiation. Green Chemistry, 18(6), pp. 1482-1487.

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Abstract

Metal-free CNTs exhibit high activity (conversion rate 99.6%, 6 h) towards the synthesis of chiral hydrobenzoin from benzaldehyde under near-UV light irradiation (320–400 nm). The CNT structure before and after the reaction, the interaction between the molecule and the CNT surface, the intermediate products, the substitution effect and the influence of light on the reaction were examined using various techniques. A photo-excited conduction electron transfer (PECET) mechanism for the photocatalytic reduction using CNTs has been proposed. This finding provides a green photocatalytic route for the production of hydrobenzoin and highlights a potential photocatalytic application of CNTs.

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ID Code: 93783
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: photocatalysis, carbon nanotubes, benzaldehyde reduction, photochemical reduction
DOI: 10.1039/c5gc02168e
ISSN: 1463-9270
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions (030601)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Physical Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030699)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry
Deposited On: 16 Mar 2016 03:52
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 09:57

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