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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