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Title: A Study of Catalytic Oxidation of a Library of C2 to C4 Alcohols in the Presence of Nanogold
Authors: Kapkowski, Maciej
Niemczyk-Wojdyła, Anna
Bartczak, Piotr
Pyrkosz-Bulska, Monika
Gajcy, Kamila
Sitko, Rafał
Zubko, Maciej
Szade, Jacek
Klimontko, Joanna
Balin, Katarzyna
Polański, Jarosław
Keywords: nanogold catalysis; nanomaterials; alcohol oxidation; hydrogen peroxide; silicon dioxide; green chemistry
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Nanomaterials, Vol. 9 (2019), Art. No. 442
Abstract: The classical stoichiometric oxidation of alcohols is an important tool in contemporary organic chemistry. However, it still requires huge modifications in order to comply with the principles of green chemistry. The use of toxic chemicals, hazardous organic solvents, and the large amounts of toxic wastes that result from the reactions are a few examples of the problems that must be solved. Nanogold alone or conjugated with palladium were supported on different carriers (SiO2, C) and investigated in order to evaluate their catalytic potential for environmentally friendly alcohol oxidation under solvent-free and base-free conditions in the presence H2O2 as a clean oxidant. We tested different levels of Au loading (0.1–1.2% wt.) and different active catalytic site forms (monometallic Au or bimetallic Au–Pd sites). This provided new insights on how the structure of the Au-dispersions affected their catalytic performance. Importantly, the examination of the catalytic performance of the resulting catalysts was oriented toward a broad scope of alcohols, including those that are the most resistant to oxidation—the primary aliphatic alcohols. Surprisingly, the studies proved that Au/SiO2 at a level of Au loading as low as 0.1% wt. appeared to be efficient and prospective catalytic system for the green oxidation of alcohol. Most importantly, the results revealed that 0.1% Au/SiO2 might be the catalyst of choice with a wide scope of utility in the green oxidation of various structurally different alcohols as well as the non-activated aliphatic ones.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12128/8682
DOI: 10.3390/nano9030442
ISSN: 2079-4991
2079-4991
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