Visible-light-induced oxygenation of benzene by the triplet excited state of 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone

Kei Ohkubo, Atsushi Fujimoto, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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Abstract

Photocatalytic oxygenation of benzene to phenol occurs under visible-light irradiation of 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ) in an oxygen-saturated acetonitrile solution of benzene and tert-butyl nitrite. The photocatalytic reaction is initiated by photoinduced electron transfer from benzene to the triplet excited state of DDQ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5368-5371
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Apr 2013

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