Graphitic carbon nitride catalysed photoacetalization of aldehydes/ketones under ambient conditions

M. Abdullah Khan, Ivo F. Teixeira, Molly M.J. Li, Yusuke Koito, Shik Chi Edman Tsang

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Graphitic-C3N4 is shown for the first time to catalyse photoacetalization of aldehydes/ketones with alcohols to acetals in high yields using visible light under ambient conditions; transient charge separation over the material is effective to catalyse the reaction in the absence of Lewis or Brønsted acids, giving a new green alternative catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2772-2775
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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