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Selective Oxidation of Glycerol by Highly Active Bimetallic Catalysts at Ambient Temperature under Base-Free Conditions

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  • Gemma L. Brett,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Qian He,

    1. Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Lehigh University, 5 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3195 (USA)
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  • Ceri Hammond,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Dr. Peter J. Miedziak,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Dr. Meenakshisundaram Sankar,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Dr. Andrew A. Herzing,

    1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8371 (USA)
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  • Dr. Marco Conte,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Dr. Jose Antonio Lopez-Sanchez,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Prof. Christopher J. Kiely,

    1. Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Lehigh University, 5 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3195 (USA)
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  • Prof. David W. Knight,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Dr. Stuart H. Taylor,

    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • Prof. Graham J. Hutchings

    Corresponding author
    1. Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
    • Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT (UK)
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  • This work formed part of the Glycerol Challenge. The Sasol company and the Technology Strategy Board are thanked for their financial support. This project is co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board’s Collaborative Research and Development programme, following an open competition. The Technology Strategy Board is an executive body established by the UK Government to drive innovation.

Abstract

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Au–Pt alloy nanoparticles deposited on Mg(OH)2 (see STEM-HAADF image) show high activity in the selective oxidation of polyols using molecular oxygen as oxidant at mild and base-free conditions.

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