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Laser-driven heterogeneous catalysis: efficient amide formation catalysed by Au/SiO2 systems

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Abstract

A proof of concept of laser-assisted heterogeneously catalysed processes at room temperature using silica supported gold nanoparticles is reported. Au/SiO2 nanoparticles were laser-irradiated at 532 nm (SPR maximum absorbance) to catalyse the selected reaction, namely the production of 4-benzoylmorpholine from benzaldehyde and morpholine via amide formation, for which quantitative yields to the target amide were obtained after 3–5 h of reaction. The protocol could also be extended to a tandem oxidation/amidation process which shows the potential of the proposed approach for the promotion of liquid-phase organic reactions at room temperature.

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2013, accepted on 22 May 2013 and first published on 22 May 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40166A
Citation: Green Chem., 2013,15, 2043-2049
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    Laser-driven heterogeneous catalysis: efficient amide formation catalysed by Au/SiO2 systems

    A. Pineda, L. Gomez, A. M. Balu, V. Sebastian, M. Ojeda, M. Arruebo, A. A. Romero, J. Santamaria and R. Luque, Green Chem., 2013, 15, 2043
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40166A

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