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A Green and Highly Selective Oxidation of Alcohols by Fluorous Silica Gel-Supported Gold Nanoparticles in Aqueous H2O2 under Base-Free Conditions

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  • Liang Wang,

    1. School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 25-84315030
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  • Prof. Wen-bin Yi,

    1. School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 25-84315030
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  • Prof. Chun Cai

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    1. School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 25-84315030
    • School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 25-84315030
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Abstract

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Highly efficient and selective oxidation of alcohols is achieved in aqueous H2O2 using supported gold nanoparticles as catalyst. In addition, the catalyst can be readily recovered by a simple work-up and reused several times without significant loss of activity.

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