Catalytic Oxidative Synthesis of Nitriles Directly from Primary Alcohols and Ammonia

Authors

  • Takamichi Oishi,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 3-5841-7220
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  • Kazuya Yamaguchi Dr.,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 3-5841-7220
    2. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) (Japan) Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama, 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • Noritaka Mizuno Prof. Dr.

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 3-5841-7220
    2. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) (Japan) Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama, 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • This work was supported in part by the Global COE Program (Chemistry Innovation through Cooperation of Science and Engineering), the Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Abstract

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In full support: A supported ruthenium hydroxide, Ru(OH)x/Al2O3, served as an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for the aerobic oxidative synthesis of nitriles directly from primary alcohols (or aldehydes) and ammonia. The retrieved catalyst could be reused without a significant loss of its catalytic performance.

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