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Nano Research

Article Title

Plasmonic coupling-enhanced in situ photothermal nanoreactor with shape selective catalysis for C-C coupling reaction

Authors

Zhenxing Li, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Yixuan Gong, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Xin Zhang, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Yangyang Wen, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Jiasai Yao, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Mingliang Hu, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Miao He, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Jiahao Liu, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Rui Li, Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of New Energy and Materials, Beijing Key Laboratory of Biogas Upgrading Utilization, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Fuqiang Wang, School of New Energy, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, 2 West Wenhua Road, Weihai 264209, China
Chuanxin Zhang, School of New Energy, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, 2 West Wenhua Road, Weihai 264209, China

Keywords

nanoreactor, metal-organic framework, photocatalysis, shape selective catalysis, C–C coupling reaction

Abstract

Carbon-carbon (C–C) coupling reactions represent one of the most powerful tools for the synthesis of complex natural products, bioactive molecules developed as drugs and agrochemicals. In this work, a multifunctional nanoreactor for C–C coupling reaction was successfully fabricated via encapsulating the core-shell Cu@Ni nanocubes into ZIF-8 (Cu@Ni@ZIF-8). In this nanoreactor, Ni shell of the core-shell Cu@Ni nanocubes was the catalytical active center, and Cu core was in situ heating source for the catalyst by absorbing the visible light. Moreover, benefiting from the plasmonic resonance effect between Cu@Ni nanocubes encapsulated in ZIF-8, the absorption range of nanoreactor was widened and the utilization rate of visible light was enhanced. Most importantly, the microporous structure of ZIF-8 provided shape-selective of reactant. This composite was used for the highly shape-selective and stable photocatalysed C–C coupling reaction of boric acid under visible light irradiation. After five cycles, the nanoreactor still remained high catalytical activity. This Cu@Ni@ZIF-8 nanoreactor opens a way for photocatalytic C–C coupling reactions with shape-selectivity.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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