A simple electron donor-acceptor linked dyad, the 2-phenyl-4-(1-naphthyl) quinolinium ion (QuPh+-NA), was incorporated into nanosized mesoporous silica-alumina to form a composite, which is highly dispersed in water and acts as an efficient and robust photocatalyst for the reduction of O2 by oxalate to produce hydrogen peroxide with a quantum yield of 10%. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Yamada, Y., Nomura, A., Ohkubo, K., Suenobu, T., & Fukuzumi, S. (2013). The long-lived electron transfer state of the 2-phenyl-4-(1-naphthyl) quinolinium ion incorporated into nanosized mesoporous silica-alumina acting as a robust photocatalyst in water. Chemical Communications, 49(45), 5132–5134. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cc41575a