Enhanced reactivity of hydrophobic vitamin B12 towards the dechlorination of DDT in ionic liquid

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    The electrolytic reductive dechlorination of 1,1-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2- trichloroethane (DDT) in the ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([bmim][BF4]) in the presence of a cobalamin derivative afforded 1,1′-(ethylidene)bis(4-chlorobenzene) (DDO) and 1,1′-(ethenylidene)bis(4-chlorobenzene) (DDNU) with 1,1′-(2- chloroethylidene)bis(4-chlorobenzene) (DDMS); the enhanced reactivity, as well as the recyclability of the cobalamin derivative catalyst in IL, makes the present system more efficient for the development of "green" technologies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1653-1655
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry

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