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Method of photocatalytic conversion of C-H organics

United States Patent

5,708,246
January 13, 1998
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The present invention is the addition of a semiconductor material and energy to the reaction mixture of organic, acid (for example, trifluoroacetate), and oxygen. A transition metal ion may be added to the reaction mixture. The semiconductor material converts energy to oxidants thereby promoting oxidation of the organic. Alternatively, using metal in combination with exposure to light may be used.
Camaioni; Donald M. (Richland, WA), Lilga; Michael A. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 705,473
August 28, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-ACO6-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.