Photocatalytic partial oxidation of limonene to 1,2 limonene oxide

Leonardo Palmisano, Claudio De Pasquale, Francesco Parrino, Rosaria Ciriminna, Mario Pagliaro

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Abstract

The silylation of crystalline TiO2P25, commonly used for photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, results in an exceptionally selective catalyst for the aerobic limonene epoxidation to 1,2-limonene oxide under solar light irradiation. The hypothesized mechanism involves the singlet oxygen generated through energy transfer from the excited TiO2to adsorbed O2molecules. The reaction product is the valued precursor of bio-based poly(limonene carbonate), a thermoplastic polymer of superior thermal and optical properties whose industrial production is in need of an efficient green synthesis of limonene oxide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1008-1011
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume54
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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