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Heterotrimetallic RuMnMn Species on a Hydrotalcite Surface as Highly Efficient Heterogeneous Catalysts for Liquid-Phase Oxidation of Alcohols with Molecular Oxygen


  • This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. We thank Prof. M. Nomura (KEK, PF) and Dr. T. Uruga (SPring-8) for XAFS measurements.


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Robust and structurally defined on the atomic scale: A heterotrimetallic RuIVMnIVMnIV species coordinated to a hydrotalcite surface is a highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst for the liquid-phase oxidation of various alcohols with 1 atm O2 as the sole oxidant (see scheme).