Sunlight-induced efficient and selective photocatalytic benzene oxidation on TiO 2-supported gold nanoparticles under CO 2 atmosphere

Yusuke Ide, Naoya Nakamura, Hideya Hattori, Ryo Ogino, Makoto Ogawa, Masahiro Sadakane, Tsuneji Sano

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The sunlight-induced photocatalytic oxidation of aqueous benzene on TiO 2-supported gold nanoparticles was considerably improved when the reaction was conducted under a CO 2 atmosphere. 13% yield and 89% selectivity of phenol was obtained on P25-supported gold nanoparticles under 230 kPa of CO 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11531-11533
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 7


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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