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Symbiotic Catalysis Relay: Molecular Oxygen Activation Catalyzed by Multiple Small Molecules at Ambient Temperature and its Mechanism

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  • Cangbai Qiu,

    1. College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 571-88320103
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  • Liqun Jin,

    1. College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (P.R. China)
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  • Zhiliang Huang,

    1. College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (P.R. China)
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  • Zhenquan Tang,

    1. College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 571-88320103
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  • Prof. Aiwen Lei,

    Corresponding author
    1. College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (P.R. China)
    2. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis and Selective Oxidation, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R. China)
    • College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (P.R. China)
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  • Zhenlu Shen,

    1. College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 571-88320103
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  • Nan Sun,

    1. College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 571-88320103
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  • Weimin Mo,

    1. College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 571-88320103
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  • Baoxiang Hu,

    1. College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 571-88320103
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  • Prof. Xinquan Hu

    Corresponding author
    1. College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 571-88320103
    2. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis and Selective Oxidation, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (P.R. China)
    • College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 571-88320103
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Abstract

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A race of dwarfs: We have successfully a transition-metal-free catalysis relay method for efficient aerobic oxidation at ambient conditions. The catalysis relay system is a combination of four dependent small molecules that enable the transfer of the oxidative ability of molecular oxygen to the aerobic oxidation of alcohols to their corresponding carbonyl compounds under mild conditions.

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