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Autori: Dan I. Enache, Dean Barker, Jennifer K. Edwards, Stuart H. Taylor, David W. Knight, Albert F. Carley and Graham J. Hutchings
Editorial: Catalysis Today, 122 (3-4), p.407-411, 2007.
The oxidation of benzyl alcohol with molecular oxygen under solvent-free conditions has been investigated using a range of titania-supported Au–Pd alloy catalysts to examine the effect of the Au–Pd ratio on the conversion and selectivity. The catalysts have been compared at high reaction temperature (160 °C) as well as at 100 °C, to determine the effect on selectivity since at lower reaction temperature the range of by-products that are formed are limited. Under these conditions the 2.5 wt.% Au–2.5 wt.% Pd/TiO2 was found to be the most active catalyst, whereas the Au/TiO2 catalyst demonstrated the highest selectivity to benzaldehyde. Toluene, formed via either a hydrogen transfer process or an oxygen transfer process, was observed as a major by-product under these forcing conditions.
Cuvinte cheie: Benzyl alcohol oxidation; Gold; Palladium; Titania