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Highly Efficient Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols Using a Recoverable Catalyst: The Role of Mesoporous Channels of SBA-15 in Stabilizing Palladium Nanoparticles


  • This work was supported by the IPM and IASBS Research Councils. We also acknowledge Dr. E. Shams for the atomic absorption analysis of the samples, and we thank the referees for their valuable comments.


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Scaling down the activity: An efficient recyclable palladium-based catalyst has been developed for the aerobic oxidation of alcohols (see scheme). The combination of a substituted bipyridyl ligand and ordered mesoporous channels (in SBA) causes a synergistic effect that results in enhanced activity, the prevention of agglomeration of the palladium nanoparticles, and the generation of a durable catalyst.