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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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    Abstract

    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 15:49
    Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 15:49
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/539

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