Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly

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Benzil/triethylamine: a photo-reducing system for Cu2+

We have investigated the photo-induced reduction of Cu2+–Cu0 using benzil/triethylamine mixtures. The formation of elemental Cu is indicated by the appearance of its characteristic plasmon absorption peaks at 515 nm and 620 nm. Importantly, the nature of the counterion of the Cu2+ salt affects the reduction process. In the presence of Cl−, the reduction proceeds faster than with...