Magnesium oxide supported nano-gold: A highly active catalyst for solvent-free oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde by TBHP

Vasant R. Choudhary, Deepa K. Dumbre

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    Abstract

    Nano-size gold particles deposited on MgO by the homogeneous deposition-precipitation showed very high catalytic activity with nearly 100% conversion of benzyl alcohol in a short reaction period (0.5 h) and more over showed excellent reusability in the process. Influence of the catalyst support (MgO, CaO, BaO, SrO, Al2O3, Ga2O3 and In2O3), method of gold deposition, Au loading and catalyst calcination temperature and also that of the reaction conditions (viz. reaction time and temperature) on the benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde oxidation have been thoroughly investigated.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)1738-1742
    Number of pages5
    JournalCatalysis Communications
    Volume10
    Issue number13
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 25 Jul 2009

    Keywords

    • Alkaline earth oxides
    • Benzaldehyde
    • Benzyl alcohol
    • Gr.IIIa metal oxides
    • Oxidation

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