Hydrophobic Metal Halide Perovskites for Visible-Light Photoredox C−C Bond Cleavage and Dehydrogenation Catalysis

Zonghan Hong, Wee Kiang Chong, Andrew Yun Ru Ng, Mingjie Li, Rakesh Ganguly, Tze Chien Sum, Han Sen Soo

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Two-dimensional lead and tin halide perovskites were prepared by intercalating the long alkyl group 1-hexadecylammonium (HDA) between the inorganic layers. We observed visible-light absorption, narrow-band photoluminescence, and nanosecond photoexcited lifetimes in these perovskites. Owing to their hydrophobicity and stability even in humid air, we applied these perovskites in the decarboxylation and dehydrogenation of indoline-2-carboxylic acids. (HDA) 2 PbI 4 or (HDA) 2 SnI 4 were investigated as photoredox catalysts for these reactions, and quantitative conversion and high yields were observed with the former.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3456-3460
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • decarboxylation
  • hydrophobic perovskites
  • photocatalysis
  • photooxidation
  • two-dimensional materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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