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A highly efficient Cu/La2O3catalyst for transfer dehydrogenation of primary aliphatic alcohols

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Abstract

La2O3-supported copper nanoparticles are sufficiently active for transfer dehydrogenation of primary aliphatic alcohols to aldehydes. When used for 1-octanol, the yield of 1-octanal can be as high as 63%. The catalyst is also highly effective for a wide variety of substrates, such as aromatic, aliphatic, and cyclic alcohols. The yield of the desired products approaches 100% and the turnover frequency is 86.5 h−1. The synergistic effect between the basicity of La2O3 and the hydrogen spillover of Cu particle contributes significantly to the extremely high activity of the Cu/La2O3 catalyst for transfer dehydrogenation of primary aliphatic alcohols.

Graphical abstract: A highly efficient Cu/La2O3 catalyst for transfer dehydrogenation of primary aliphatic alcohols

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Submitted
06 Jun 2009
Accepted
22 Sep 2009
First published
27 Oct 2009

Green Chem., 2010,12, 108-113
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A highly efficient Cu/La2O3 catalyst for transfer dehydrogenation of primary aliphatic alcohols

R. Shi, F. Wang, Tana, Y. Li, X. Huang and W. Shen, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 108
DOI: 10.1039/B919807P

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