Versatile dual hydrogenation–oxidation nanocatalysts for the aqueous transformation of biomass-derived platform molecules

Eduardo Garcia, Alina Mariana Balu, Mar Tristany, Ana Beatriz García, Karine Philippot, Rafael Luque

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Abstract

Carbon-supported Pd nanoparticles have been proved to be efficient dual hydrogenation–oxidation nanocatalysts in both the selective aqueous oxidation of benzyl alcohol and the hydrogenation of furfural in water under microwave irradiation. Nanocatalysts based on trioctylphosphine and triphenylphosphine-stabilized-Pd NPs on oxidized carbon support were found to be the most active. The presence of oxygen groups on the surface of the carbon support, particularly those of acidic character, improve the Pd NPs immobilization as well as the water affinity, and consequently the catalytic performances of the system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume14
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1434-1439
ISSN1463-9262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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