A green and efficient photocatalytic route for the highly-selective oxidation of saturated alpha-carbon C-H bonds in aromatic alkanes over flower-like Bi2WO6.

@article{Liu2016AGA,
  title={A green and efficient photocatalytic route for the highly-selective oxidation of saturated alpha-carbon C-H bonds in aromatic alkanes over flower-like Bi2WO6.},
  author={Ying Ki Liu and Lang Chen and Qing Yuan and Jie He and C T Peter Au and Shuang-Feng Yin},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2016},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1274-7}
}
A green and efficient route for the highly-selective oxidation of saturated alpha-carbon C-H bonds in aromatic alkanes under visible-light irradiation and solvent-free conditions is developed using flower-like Bi2WO6 microspheres as catalysts.