publication . Preprint . 2017

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Mario Pagliaro; Leonardo Palmisano; Claudio De Pasquale; Francesco Parrino; Rosaria Ciriminna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 Dec 2017
<jats:p>The silylation of crystalline titania P25, commonly used for photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, results in an exceptionally selective catalyst for the aerobic limonene epoxidation to 1,2-limonene oxide under solar light irradiation. The hypothesized mechanism involves the singlet oxygen generated through energy transfer from the excited TiO&lt;sub&gt;2&lt;/sub&gt; to adsorbed O&lt;sub&gt;2&lt;/sub&gt; molecules. The reaction product is the valued precursor of bio-based poly(limonene carbonate), a thermoplastic polymer of superior thermal and optical properties whose industrial production is in need of an efficient green synthesis of limonene oxide...
free text keywords: Chemistry, Photocatalysis, limonene epoxide, limonene, poly(limonene carbonate), solar synthesis
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