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Visible light dye-photosensitised oxidation of pyrroles using a simple LED photoreactor


Howard, J and Rihak, KJ and Hyland, CJT and Bissember, AC and Smith, JA, Visible light dye-photosensitised oxidation of pyrroles using a simple LED photoreactor, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 14, (37) pp. 8873-8880. ISSN 1477-0520 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c6ob01719c


The photooxidation of pyrrole is typically low yielding due to the absorbance of ultraviolet light, which leads to uncontrolled polymerisation and decomposition. Presented herein is the development of a simple and cost-effective photoreactor utilising Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as the light source, and its application to the dye-sensitised oxidation of a range of pyrroles to give corresponding 3-pyrrolin-2-ones. The broader applicability of this approach to the generation of 1O2 is also explored.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:atom-economical, oxidation, LED
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Organic chemistry
Research Field:Organic chemical synthesis
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Howard, J (Mr James Howard)
UTAS Author:Rihak, KJ (Mr Kieran Rihak)
UTAS Author:Hyland, CJT (Dr Chris Hyland)
UTAS Author:Bissember, AC (Associate Professor Alex Bissember)
UTAS Author:Smith, JA (Associate Professor Jason Smith)
ID Code:111726
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2016-10-03
Last Modified:2018-03-14

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