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N-Formylation of Amines via the Aerobic Oxidation of Methanol over Supported Gold Nanoparticles

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  • Tamao Ishida Dr.,

    1. Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192–0397 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 42-677-2851
    2. Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), CREST, 4-1-8 Hon-cho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332–0012 (Japan)
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  • Masatake Haruta Prof.

    1. Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192–0397 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 42-677-2851
    2. Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), CREST, 4-1-8 Hon-cho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332–0012 (Japan)
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Abstract

Dress code: formyl. Gold nanoparticles supported on NiO catalyze the one-pot N-formylation of amines with methanol and molecular oxygen to produce formamide at a selectivity of 90 %. This process generates methyl formate in situ, followed by reaction with amines.

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