Exfoliated black phosphorous-mediated CuAAC chemistry for organic and macromolecular synthesis under white LED and near-IR irradiation


Kocaarslan A., Eroglu Z., Metin O., Yağcı Y.

BEILSTEIN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol.17, pp.2477-2487, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3762/bjoc.17.164
  • Title of Journal : BEILSTEIN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2477-2487
  • Keywords: black phosphorus, click chemistry, heterogeneous photocatalyst, near infrared, phosphorene, GRAPHITIC CARBON NITRIDE, CLICK CHEMISTRY, 1,3-DIPOLAR CYCLOADDITIONS, HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST, PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION, PHOTOCATALYST, CONSTRUCTION, LIGATION, POLYMERS, ALKYNES

Abstract

The development of long-wavelength photoinduced copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne click (CuAAC) reaction routes is attractive for organic and polymer chemistry. In this study, we present a novel synthetic methodology for the photoinduced CuAAC reaction utilizing exfoliated two-dimensional (2D) few-layer black phosphorus nanosheets (BPNs) as photocatalysts under white LED and near-IR (NIR) light irradiation. Upon irradiation, BPNs generated excited electrons and holes on its conduction (CB) and valence band (VB), respectively. The excited electrons thus formed were then transferred to the Cu-II ions to produce active Cu-1 catalysts. The ability of BPNs to initiate the CuAAC reaction was investigated by studying the reaction between various low molar mass alkyne and azide derivatives under both white LED and NIR light irradiation. Due to its deeper penetration of NIR light, the possibility of synthesizing different macromolecular structures such as functional polymers, cross-linked networks and block copolymer has also been demonstrated. The structural and molecular properties of the intermediates and final products were evaluated by spectral and chromatographic analyses.