Soft-Oxometalates (SOMs): Exploration of Photocatalytic Applications

Das, Santu (2017) Soft-Oxometalates (SOMs): Exploration of Photocatalytic Applications. PhD thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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In this dissertation, investigation of various properties of Soft-Oxometalates (SOMs), led to the discovery of light driven self-assembly resulting in the formation of molybdenum blue species. Exploration of the photochemical activity of the Soft-Oxometalate (SOM) led to the controlling of the chain length of polyacrylic acid via photomolymerization method, synthesis of 1,4-diphenyl-butan-1,4-dione from styrene, decarboxylative cross coupling of acrylic acid and iodobenzene, photochemical water oxidation and its enhancement by SOMs. This dissertation concludes with a focus on exploring future alternative energy resources. In that context photochemical CO2 reduction in water to synthesize C1 feed stock with a high yield is described.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Soumyajit Roy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photocatalytic Applications; Polyoxometalate; SOM; Soft-Oxometalates
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Department of Chemical Sciences
Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 10:19
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 10:19

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