Ti-containing mesoporous organosilica as a photocatalyst for selective olefin epoxidation.


We previously found that Ti-containing mesoporous silica (T-S) with isolated and tetrahedrally coordinated Ti-oxide species, when photoactivated in acetonitrile with molecular oxygen (O(2)), catalyzes highly selective epoxidation of olefins (Chem. Commun. 2005, 5977). The system showed the highest epoxide selectivity among the photocatalytic systems… (More)