Preparation of Porous Silicon by Sodiothermic Reduction of Zeolite and Photoactivation for Benzene Oxidation

Jing-Feng Wang, Jie-Sheng Chen, Zhongfu Zhou

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Abstract

Porous silicon with its high specific surface, prepared by a sodiothermic reduction method using zeolite ZSM-5 as the silicon precursor, has been used as an efficient photoactivator for direct oxidation of benzene to yield phenol in H2O2 solution under visible light irradiation. The surface oxidation of the porous silicon together with electron transition under the visible light irradiation acts on the benzene molecules, resulting in the generation of phenol molecules. By acid treatment the photoactivity of the used porous silicon is regained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1330-1333
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume2015
Issue number8
Early online date13 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Keywords

  • photocatalysis
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • oxidation
  • porous silicon
  • zeolites

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