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Cu nanoclusters supported on nanocrystalline SiO2–MnO2: a bifunctional catalyst for the one-step conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid

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Abstract

A material consisting of highly dispersed Cu nanoclusters anchored on nanocrystalline SiO2–MnO2 has been prepared, and was found to act as a bifunctional catalyst for the one- step conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid using H2O2. Under optimized conditions a glycerol conversion of 77.1%, with 74.7% selectivity for acrylic acid, was achieved after 30 h reaction time.

Graphical abstract: Cu nanoclusters supported on nanocrystalline SiO2–MnO2: a bifunctional catalyst for the one-step conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid

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The article was received on 20 May 2014, accepted on 13 Jun 2014 and first published on 13 Jun 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03842H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9707-9710
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    Cu nanoclusters supported on nanocrystalline SiO2–MnO2: a bifunctional catalyst for the one-step conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid

    B. Sarkar, C. Pendem, L. N. Sivakumar Konathala, R. Tiwari, T. Sasaki and R. Bal, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9707
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03842H

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