Efficient Microwave Oxidation of Alcohols Using Low-Loaded Supported Metallic Iron Nanoparticles

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  • Camino González-Arellano Dr.,

    1. Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, The University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD, York (UK), Fax: (+44) 1904432705
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  • Juan M. Campelo Prof.,

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie, Ctra Nnal IV Km 396, 14004 Córdoba (Spain)
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  • Duncan J. Macquarrie Dr.,

    1. Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, The University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD, York (UK), Fax: (+44) 1904432705
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  • Jose M. Marinas Prof.,

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie, Ctra Nnal IV Km 396, 14004 Córdoba (Spain)
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  • Antonio A. Romero Dr.,

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie, Ctra Nnal IV Km 396, 14004 Córdoba (Spain)
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  • Rafael Luque Dr.

    1. Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, The University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD, York (UK), Fax: (+44) 1904432705
    2. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Marie Curie, Ctra Nnal IV Km 396, 14004 Córdoba (Spain)
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Abstract

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The iron revolution: Highly active and stable iron nanoparticles have been prepared on a range of supports using a facile and environmentally friendly microwave approach. The inexpensive metallic iron nanoparticles were found to be extremely active and selective in the oxidation of various alcohols, achieving excellent turnover numbers. Fe/MCM-41 was found to be highly reusable, preserving and even slightly increasing its activity after several uses.

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