Manuel Schulz, Christian Paulik, Hrg. Günther Knör,
"Studies on the Selective Two-Electron Photooxidation of Benzene to Phenol using Polyoxometalates, Water and Simulated Solar Radiation"
, in J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., Vol. 347, Seite(n) 60-64, 2011
Studies on the Selective Two-Electron Photooxidation of Benzene to Phenol using Polyoxometalates, Water and Simulated Solar Radiation
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The direct one-step oxidation of benzene to phenol with the vanadium substituted tungsten polyoxometalate NaH3PW11VO40 was investigated under various reaction conditions. Photochemical substrate transformations were followed both under continuous wave photolysis with cut-off filtered mercury lamp light and under simulated solar light conditions. For comparison, potential dark reactions were also studied in control experiments. It could be shown that benzene is very selectively photo-oxidized to phenol in the course of a near UV and visible-light driven reaction. This process is accompanied by a reduction of the NaH3PW11VO40 catalyst as indicated by a rapid color change from yellow to violet-blue. Different strategies for the re-oxidation of the reduced polyoxometalate photocatalyst have also been investigated in order to further increase the observed turnover numbers for substrate conversion.