Greener, Safer Photooxidations | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 10 | p. 37 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 5, 2012

Greener, Safer Photooxidations

Singlet oxygen used in a continuous supercritical carbon dioxide-fluorous solvent reactor enables highly efficient oxidation reactions
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: supercritical carbon dioxide, fluorous solvent, biphasic reaction, singlet oxygen, green chemistry, flow reactor

By integrating several synthetic strategies with a continuous-flow reactor, researchers at the University of Nottingham, in England, have created a catalytic process for carrying out highly efficient oxidation reactions using normally hard-to-handle singlet O2 (Chem. Commun., DOI: 10.1039/c2cc17429d). Michael W. George, Richard A. Bourne, and coworkers used supercritical CO2 in combination . . .

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