Elemental Bromine Production by TiO2Photocatalysis and/or Ozonation

Francesco Parrino, Vittorio Loddo, Leonardo Palmisano, Giovanni Camera Roda, Giovanni Camera Roda

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Significant production of elemental bromine (Br2) was observed for the first time when treating bromide containing solutions at acidic pH, with TiO2photocatalyst, ozone, or a combination thereof. Br2selectivities up to approximately 85 % were obtained and the corresponding bromine mass balance values satisfied. The process is general and may be applied at a laboratory scale for green bromination reactions, or industrially as a cheap, safe, and environmentally sustainable alternative to the currently applied bromine production methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10391-10395
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry

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