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Photoinduced Catalytic Reaction by a Fluorescent Active Cryptand Containing an Anthracene Fragment

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  • Hong-Guo Hao,

    1. MOE Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China), Fax: (+86) 20-8411-2921
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  • Xiao-Dan Zheng,

    1. MOE Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China), Fax: (+86) 20-8411-2921
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  • Prof. Tong-Bu Lu

    1. MOE Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275 (China), Fax: (+86) 20-8411-2921
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  • This work was supported by the NSFC (Nos. 20625103, 20831005, and 20821001), and the 973 Program of China (2007CB815305).

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Tripping the light fantastic: A fluorescently active cryptand containing an anthracene fragment catalyzes the photoinduced reduction of CuII to CuI with simultaneous oxidation of water to oxygen (see scheme).

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