Adsorption and reactions of C6 compounds with C-C, C-OH, and/or C-O groups on TiO2

Po Yuan Lin, Tzu En Chien, Po Chih Lai, Ying Chung Shih, Kun Lin Li, Yu Yin Chung, Ying Xuan Liu, Jong Liang Lin

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Acetone is generated upon mesityl oxide (MO) adsorption on TiO2 at 35°C. Water plays an important role in promoting MO decomposition to form acetone. It is suggested that diacetone alcohol plays a role in the transformation of MO to acetone. The thermal reaction of pinacol on TiO2 mainly produces pinacolone at a temperature higher than 100°C. However, acetone is mainly formed in the photocatalytic decomposition of pinacol on TiO2 in O2. Pinacolone is thermally transformed into 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene in the absence of O2 and into pivalate in the presence of O2. Both the reactions of pinacolone occur above 200°C.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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