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Positive effect of 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU) on homogeneous photocatalytic reduction of CO₂
- Pschenitza, Markus, Meister, Simon, Rieger, Bernhard
- Chemical communications 2018 v.54 no.27 pp. 3323-3326
- amines, carbon dioxide, chemical reduction, photocatalysis
- A significant decrease in the amount of the sacrificial electron donor triethanolamine (TEOA) required for the homogeneous photocatalytic reduction of CO₂ using rhenium-based catalytic systems can be achieved by adding small quantities of 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU) to the reaction mixture. The turnover numbers (TONs) and frequencies (TOFs) measured for the reactions described herein are even higher than those observed in reaction mixtures containing high concentrations of TEOA. Furthermore, replacing TEOA with DBU in the solutions of Re(i)/Ru(ii) mixed catalytic systems leads to a doubling of the values of TON and TOF.