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A Nanoplatinum Catalyst for Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols in Water


  • This work was supported by the CREST program, sponsored by the JST. We also thank the JSPS, MEXT, and the Uehara Memorial Foundation for partial financial support of this work.


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Aerobic exercise: A dispersion of nanoparticles of platinum in an amphiphilic polystyrene–polyethylene glycol resin (ARP-Pt) contains particles with a mean diameter of 5.9 nm and a narrow size distribution throughout the resin. ARP-Pt is a readily recyclable catalyst for the aerobic oxidation of a wide variety of alcohols in water with an oxygen or air atmosphere under heterogeneous conditions (see picture).

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