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Aerobic Oxidation of Phenols and Related Compounds using Carbon Nanotube–Gold Nanohybrid Catalysts

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  • Dr. Dhanaji V. Jawale,

    1. CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France), Fax: (+33) 169-08-79-91
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  • Dr. Edmond Gravel,

    1. CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France), Fax: (+33) 169-08-79-91
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  • Dr. Valérie Geertsen,

    1. CEA, IRAMIS, Nanosciences et Innovation pour les Matériaux la Biomédecine et l'Energie, UMR3299, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
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  • Dr. Haiyan Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry for Solid Surfaces and National Engineering Laboratory for Green Chemical, Productions of Alcohols, Ethers, and Esters, Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Nimesh Shah,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)
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  • Prof. Dr. Irishi N. N. Namboothiri,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)
    • Irishi N. N. Namboothiri, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)

      Eric Doris, CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France), Fax: (+33) 169-08-79-91

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  • Dr. Eric Doris

    Corresponding author
    1. CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France), Fax: (+33) 169-08-79-91
    • Irishi N. N. Namboothiri, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)

      Eric Doris, CEA, iBiTecS, Service de Chimie Bioorganique et de Marquage, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France), Fax: (+33) 169-08-79-91

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Abstract

Gold nanoparticles supported on carbon nanotubes were investigated as catalysts in the aerobic oxidation of various substrates (phenols, hydroquinones, catechols, aminophenols, and thiols). The nanohybrid system compares favorably with other supported noble metal catalysts in terms of overall efficacy as it operates at room temperature, under air atmosphere (no external oxidant needed), and can readily be recycled.

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