Background: Nowaday’s reductive dechlorination is a powerful tool for the degradation of
chlorinated aromatic compounds (CACs). Due to their accumulation in the food chains, they are released
into water, soil and air from household or industrial facilities.
Methods: The present methodology deals with one pot reductive dechlorination reaction at room temperature
in the presence of novel cobalt(II)phthalocyanine as a catalyst.
Results: A series of chlorinated aromatic compounds (CACs) were degraded into dechlorinated aromatic
compounds (DACs); via one pot reductive dechlorination reaction at room temperature in the
presence of novel cobalt(II)phthalocyanine as catalyst within (110-120).
Conclusion: The CoPc catalyst has exhibited high activity and stability for the room temperature reductive
dechloroniation of CACs. This reductive dechlorination strategy has excellent yield, more high
recovery of catalyst, simple experimental working up as well as isolation procedures.