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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry