Light-induced hydrolysis of nitriles by photoproduced α-MnO 2 nanorods on polystyrene beads

Subhra Jana, Snigdhamayee Praharaj, Sudipa Panigrahi, Soumen Basu, Surojit Pande, Chien Hsiang Chang, Tarasankar Pal

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A green chemistry approach has been furnished for photochemical deposition of α-MnO2 nanorods onto the surface of functionalized polystyrene beads through immobilization of MnO+4- in alkaline condition under visible light. Then the composite material was exploited as a fruitful and novel solid-phase catalyst for the one-step and facile synthesis of amide compounds from nitriles under visible light in weakly basic medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2191-2193
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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