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Confined Iron Nanowires Enhance the Catalytic Activity of Carbon Nanotubes in the Aerobic Oxidation of Cyclohexane

Authors

  • Xixian Yang,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510640 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 020-87114916
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  • Dr. Hao Yu,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510640 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 020-87114916
    • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510640 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 020-87114916
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  • Prof. Feng Peng,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510640 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 020-87114916
    • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510640 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 020-87114916
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  • Dr. Hongjuan Wang

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510640 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 020-87114916
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Abstract

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Inside job: New applications of carbon materials pave the way towards greener chemical syntheses. The encapsulation of metallic Fe within CNTs improves electron transfer between the metal and the CNTs. The resulting material offers a high catalytic activity and easy magnetic separation of catalyst in the heterogeneous selective oxidation of cyclohexane.

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