Recent Publications

Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Click Chemistry

Wang, B.; Durantini, J.; Nie, J.; Lanterna, A. E.; Scaiano, J. C., "Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Click Chemistry", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13127-13130.

Copper-doped semiconductors are designed to photoassist the alkyne–azide cycloaddition catalysis by Cu(I). Upon irradiation, injection of electrons from the semiconductor into copper oxide nanostructures produces the catalytic Cu(I) species. The new catalysts are air- and moisture-tolerant and can be readily recovered after use and reused several times.