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From Alkyl Aromatics to Aromatic Esters: Efficient and Selective C[BOND]H Activation Promoted by a Bimetallic Heterogeneous Catalyst

Authors

  • Hongli Liu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Fuel Cell Technology of Guangdong Province, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (PR China)
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  • Gongzhou Chen,

    1. Key Laboratory of Fuel Cell Technology of Guangdong Province, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Huanfeng Jiang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Fuel Cell Technology of Guangdong Province, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Yingwei Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Fuel Cell Technology of Guangdong Province, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (PR China)
    • Key Laboratory of Fuel Cell Technology of Guangdong Province, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Rafael Luque

    Corresponding author
    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Edif. Marie Curie, Ctra Nnal IVa, Km 396, 14014 Córdoba (Spain)
    • Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad de Córdoba, Edif. Marie Curie, Ctra Nnal IVa, Km 396, 14014 Córdoba (Spain)
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Abstract

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Oxidizing aromatics: We report an operationally simple and green catalytic oxidative esterification approach that selectively converts methyl aromatics to aromatic carboxylates utilizing a highly stable, active, and reusable heterogeneous bimetallic Au–Pd catalyst and molecular oxygen as benign oxidant without requiring any additives.

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