Cleaner continuous photo-oxidation using singlet oxygen in supercritical carbon dioxide

Richard A. Bourne, Xue Han, Martyn Poliakoff, Michael W. George

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Abstract

High pressure under the spotlight: A new milliliter-scale reactor is developed for using supercritical CO 2 to perform continuous photo-oxidation reactions. Changing from a traditional microliter-scale batch reaction to 8 hours of reaction using the new reactor gives a 3000-fold scale-up of the oxidation of α-terpinene (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5322-5325
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume48
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Oxidation
  • Photochemistry
  • Singlet oxygen
  • Supercritical fluids
  • Sustainable chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)

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