2D sp2 Carbon-Conjugated Covalent Organic Framework with Pyrene-Tethered TEMPO Intercalation for Photocatalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Sulfides into Sulfoxides

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Author(s)

  • Ji-Long Shi
  • Keyu Feng
  • Huimin Hao
  • Xianjun Lang

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2100608
Journal / PublicationSolar RRL
Volume6
Issue number1
Online published19 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

Abstract

The 2D covalent organic frameworks (COFs) offer many 2D planes which are suitable for π–π stacking interactions with other conjugated molecules. To improve the photocatalytic performance of COFs, the synthesis of a pyrene-tethered 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinyl-N-oxyl (TEMPO) derivative cocatalyst is hereby described. The pyrene end of the cocatalyst is intercalated in between the layers of the 2D sp2 carbon-conjugated porphyrin covalent organic framework (Por-sp2c-COF) via π–π stacking interactions evidenced by theoretical and experimental studies. The immobilization of pyrene-tethered TEMPO significantly enhances both the efficiency of photoinduced hole transfer and the stability of Por-sp2c-COF for the selective aerobic oxidation of a series of sulfides to sulfoxides under the irradiation of 623 nm red LEDs. This work highlights the merit of π–π stacking as a facile and efficient approach of immobilizing hole transfer cocatalysts without disrupting the physiochemical properties of the 2D COF photocatalyst.

Research Area(s)

  • covalent organic frameworks, oxidation of sulfides, photocatalysis, red LEDs, π–π stacking

Citation Format(s)

2D sp2 Carbon-Conjugated Covalent Organic Framework with Pyrene-Tethered TEMPO Intercalation for Photocatalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Sulfides into Sulfoxides. / Shi, Ji-Long; Feng, Keyu; Hao, Huimin; Ku, Calvin; Sit, Patrick H.-L.; Teoh, Wey Yang; Lang, Xianjun.

In: Solar RRL, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2100608, 01.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review