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Update on selective oxidation using gold

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This critical review aims to update the recent development in the selective oxidation of organic compounds by gold catalysis, highlighting the progress in the last three years. Following the impressive developments in the last decades, several protocols for catalytic oxidation are today available, which are based on the extraordinary properties of gold in terms of catalytic activity, selectivity, reusability and resistance to poisons. Beside many other applications, gold can be recommended for green processes dedicated to fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and the food industry owing to its recognized bio-compatibility. The collected literature is focused on experiments concerning the oxidation of different chemical groups and could be of interest, in the wide area of organic chemistry, for improving previous processes or for exploring new catalytic pathways (174 references).

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The article was received on 01 Apr 2011 and first published on 05 Jul 2011

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15089H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 350-369

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    Update on selective oxidation using gold

    C. D. Pina, E. Falletta and M. Rossi, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 350
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15089H

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