Synlett 2004(6): 971-974  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-820041
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[60]Fullerene Supported on Silica and γ-Alumina Sensitized Photooxidation of Olefins: Chemical Evidence for Singlet Oxygen and Electron Transfer Mechanism

Georgios C. Vougioukalakisa, Yiannis Angelisa, John Vakrosb, George Panagiotoub, Christos Kordulisb, Alexis Lycourghiotisb, Michael Orfanopoulos*a
a Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, 71409 Iraklion, Crete, Greece
Fax: +30(2810)393601; e-Mail: orfanop@chemistry.uoc.gr;
b Department of Chemistry, University of Patras and Institute of Chemical Engineering and High-Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE/HT), 26500 Patras, Greece
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Publication History

Received 31 January 2004
Publication Date:
25 March 2004 (online)

Abstract

Fullerene C60 supported on silica and γ-alumina (2% w/w C60/SiO2 and C60/Al2O3) sensitizes the photooxidation of ­alkenes via singlet oxygen and/or electron transfer mechanism, depending on the solvent and the substrate.

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