Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation by Ruthenium Species Stabilized on Nanocrystalline Magnesium Oxide by Basic Ionic Liquids

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The selective oxidation of various alcohols into their corresponding aldehydes and ketones was achieved by ruthenium species stabilized on the nanocrystalline magnesium oxide (NAP-MgO) by the incorporation of choline hydroxide, a basic ionic liquid, in excellent yields. The procedure is simple, efficient and environmentally benign. The catalyst can be used for four cycles with almost consistent activity.

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