Oxidation of Allyl Alcohol in the Presence of a Gold Catalyst: A Route to 3-Hydroxypropionic Acid

Authors

  • Cristina Della Pina Dr.,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Metallorganica e Analitica, Università degli Studi di Milano via G. Venezian, 21-20133, Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02-503-14424
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  • Ermelinda Falletta Dr.,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Metallorganica e Analitica, Università degli Studi di Milano via G. Venezian, 21-20133, Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02-503-14424
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  • Michele Rossi Prof.

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Metallorganica e Analitica, Università degli Studi di Milano via G. Venezian, 21-20133, Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02-503-14424
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Abstract

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Paving the route with gold: 3-Hydroxypropionic acid is considered to be a potential building block for both organic synthesis and high-performance polymers. However, there is currently no large-scale chemical process to produce this important molecule. With this aim in mind, a new approach is proposed: aerobic oxidation of allyl alcohol to 3-hydroxypropionic acid using a supported Au/C catalyst.

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