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Preparation of Pt/γ-Bi2MoO6 Photocatalysts and Their Performance in α-Alkylation Reaction under Visible Light Irradiation

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College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021, China
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Hebei Key Laboratory of Neuropharmacology, Hebei North University, Zhangjiakou 075000, China
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(4), 646; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040646
Received: 3 March 2020 / Revised: 27 March 2020 / Accepted: 29 March 2020 / Published: 30 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Photonics and Optoelectronics)
Bi(NO3)3·5H2O and (NH4)6Mo7O24·4H2O were used as precursors to synthesize flaky γ-Bi2MoO6 samples by a hydrothermal method, and Pt/γ-Bi2MoO6 samples with different mass fractions were prepared by an NaBH4 reduction method. Alpha alkylation of benzyl alcohol and acetophenone with photocatalysts under visible light irradiation was performed, and the activity of 4 wt % Pt/γ-Bi2MoO6 (γ-Bi2MoO6 was prepared by a nitric acid method, pH = 9, and reaction temperature 180 °C) was the best. The photocatalytic reaction conditions were optimized by changing various kinds of variables, such as the type of catalyst, solvent, and base, and the amount of base, catalyst, and reactant. The optimal conditions for the organic reaction were 75 mg 4 wt % Pt/γ-Bi2MoO6, 6 mL n-heptane, 1.2 mmol NaOH, 1 mmol acetophenone, and 3 mmol benzyl alcohol. Under the optimal reaction conditions, the effects of different light wavelengths and light intensities on the reaction were measured, and the cycling ability of the photocatalyst was tested. After five cycles, the photochemical properties of the catalyst were relatively stable. Finally, the active substances were identified (such as electrons (e), holes (h+), hydroxyl radicals (•OH), and superoxide radicals (•O2). View Full-Text
Keywords: Pt/γ-Bi2MoO6; visible light irradiation; alpha alkylation reaction Pt/γ-Bi2MoO6; visible light irradiation; alpha alkylation reaction
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Li, H.; Yu, X.; Hao, X.; Zhang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Li, J. Preparation of Pt/γ-Bi2MoO6 Photocatalysts and Their Performance in α-Alkylation Reaction under Visible Light Irradiation. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 646.

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