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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 69-73

Photocatalysed oxidation of cyclohexane by W10O324 irradiation with natural sunlight

1Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles CNRS, Avenue de la Terrasse, Gif-sur-Yvette 91198, France
2Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Tabernas 04200, Spain

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Using global sun UV-emission, dioxygen, W10O324 as a photocatalyst in acetonitrile solution we have performed cyclohexane oxidation. Such photooxidation was very effective and could be applied in a large scale. The best result was obtained using 20% acetonitrile/cyclohexane emulsion and W10O32Na4 as a catalyst.