Kinetic of the photooxidation of 4-chlorophenol with singlet oxygen generated by the tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin adsorbed on silicon dioxide


  • Carlos Diaz Uribe Industrial University of Santander
  • Martha Daza Industrial University of Santander
  • Edgar Páez Mozo Industrial University of Santander
  • Fernando Martínez Industrial University of Santander



singlet oxygen, porphyrin, silica, photooxidation, 4-chlorophenol, kinetic langmuir-hinshelwood


The photooxidation of 4-chlorophenol by singlet oxygen was studied in aqueous solution. The reactions were carried in a heterogeneous system using tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin as a sensitizer adsorbed on silicon dioxide (TcPPH/SiO2). The generation of singlet oxygen produced during photosensitization of TcPPH/SiO2 with visible light was analyzed by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies using spin trapping technique. Hydroquinone and benzoquinone were identified by HPLC as the main products of the photooxidation. The photooxidation of 4-chlorophenol followed a global kinetic Langmuir-Hinshelwood.

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Author Biographies

Carlos Diaz Uribe, Industrial University of Santander

Catalysis Research Center. School of Chemistry. Science Faculty. Theoretical Biochemistry Group. School of Chemistry. Science Faculty. Industrial University of Santander. Photochemical and Photobiology Research Group. Chemistry Program. Faculty of Basic Sciences. Atlantic University.

Martha Daza, Industrial University of Santander

Theoretical Biochemistry Group. School of Chemistry. Science Faculty.

Edgar Páez Mozo, Industrial University of Santander

Catalysis Research Center. School of Chemistry. Science Faculty.

Fernando Martínez, Industrial University of Santander

Catalysis Research Center. School of Chemistry. Science Faculty.


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How to Cite

Diaz Uribe, C., Daza, M., Páez Mozo, E., & Martínez, F. (2012). Kinetic of the photooxidation of 4-chlorophenol with singlet oxygen generated by the tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin adsorbed on silicon dioxide. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (62), 83–90.

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