A.V. and L.P. gratefully acknowledge Fondazione Cariplo for financial support. A portion of this research, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (STEM), was sponsored by the Scientific User Facilities Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy and by the Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, U.S. Department of Energy under contract with UT-Battelle, LLC (G.M.V.).
Selective Oxidation of Glycerol under Acidic Conditions Using Gold Catalysts†
Article first published online: 11 MAY 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 26, pages 4499–4502, June 14, 2010
How to Cite
Villa, A., Veith, Gabriel M. and Prati, L. (2010), Selective Oxidation of Glycerol under Acidic Conditions Using Gold Catalysts. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 4499–4502. doi: 10.1002/anie.201000762
- Issue published online: 9 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 11 MAY 2010
- Manuscript Received: 8 FEB 2010
- Fondazione Cariplo
- Scientific User Facilities Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy
- Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, U.S. Department of Energy
- supported catalysts
Skip the bases! H-mordenite-supported PtAu nanoparticles are highly active and selective in the oxidation of glycerol under acidic conditions, which allows the direct preparation of free acids (see picture). The high selectivity for C3 compounds results from the negligible formation of H2O2, in contrast to PtAu nanoparticles supported on activated carbon.