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Aerobic oxidation of aldehydes under ambient conditions using supported gold nanoparticle catalysts

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Abstract

A new, green protocol for producing simple esters by selectively oxidizing an aldehyde dissolved in a primary alcohol has been established, utilising air as the oxidant and supported gold nanoparticles as catalyst. The oxidative esterifications proceed with excellent selectivities at ambient conditions; the reactions can be performed in an open flask and at room temperature. Benzaldehyde is even oxidised at a reasonable rate below −70 °C. Acrolein is oxidised to methyl acrylate in high yield using the same protocol.

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Submitted
08 Aug 2007
Accepted
14 Nov 2007
First published
26 Nov 2007

Green Chem., 2008,10, 168-170
Article type
Communication

Aerobic oxidation of aldehydes under ambient conditions using supported gold nanoparticle catalysts

C. Marsden, E. Taarning, D. Hansen, L. Johansen, S. K. Klitgaard, K. Egeblad and C. H. Christensen, Green Chem., 2008, 10, 168
DOI: 10.1039/B712171G

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