C-H activations of methanol and ethanol and C-C couplings into diols by zinc-indium-sulfide under visible light.

Author(s) Zhang, H.; Xie, S.; Hu, J.; Wu, X.; Zhang, Q.; Cheng, J.; Wang, Y.
Journal Chem Commun (Camb)
Date Published 2020 Jan 21

Herein, an environmentally friendly CoP/Zn2In2S5 catalyst is reported as a visible-light photocatalyst for the selective activation of the α-C-H bond of methanol to generate ethylene glycol with a selectivity of as high as 90%. The catalytic system also illustrates the first example of visible-light-driven dehydrogenative coupling of ethanol to 2,3-butanediol.

DOI 10.1039/c9cc09205f
ISSN 1364-548X
Citation Chem Commun (Camb). 2020.

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