Catalysis Letters

, Volume 126, Issue 1–2, pp 58–62

Environmentally Friendly Photocatalytic Oxidation of Aromatic Alcohol to Aldehyde in Aqueous Suspension of Brookite TiO2

  • Maurizio Addamo
  • Vincenzo Augugliaro
  • Marianna Bellardita
  • Agatino Di Paola
  • Vittorio Loddo
  • Giovanni Palmisano
  • Leonardo Palmisano
  • Sedat Yurdakal
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-008-9596-0

Cite this article as:
Addamo, M., Augugliaro, V., Bellardita, M. et al. Catal Lett (2008) 126: 58. doi:10.1007/s10562-008-9596-0

Abstract

Photocatalytic oxidation of 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol to aldehyde in water has been achieved by using home-prepared uncalcined brookite TiO2. Three different lamp irradiances have been applied in order to check the influence of light power on selectivity. Well known commercial samples (Degussa P25 and Merck) have been used for comparison purposes. A maximum selectivity towards aldehyde of ca. 56% (i.e. ca. 3 times higher than that obtained with commercial TiO2) has been achieved.

Keywords

Selective photocatalysis Alcohol oxidation Brookite TiO2 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Addamo
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Augugliaro
    • 1
  • Marianna Bellardita
    • 1
  • Agatino Di Paola
    • 1
  • Vittorio Loddo
    • 1
  • Giovanni Palmisano
    • 1
  • Leonardo Palmisano
    • 1
  • Sedat Yurdakal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.“Schiavello-Grillone” Photocatalysis Group, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica dei Processi e dei MaterialiUniversità degli Studi di PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Kimya Bölümü, Fen FakültesiAnadolu ÜniversitesiEskisehirTurkey

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