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Oxidation of benzyl alcohol catalyzed by gold nanoparticles under alkaline conditions: weak vs. strong bases

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Autor(es):
Ferraz, Camila P. [1] ; Garcia, Marco Aurelio S. [1] ; Teixeira-Neto, Erico [2] ; Rossi, Liane M. [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] CNPEM ABTLuS, Lab Nacl Nanotecnol, Caixa Postal 6192, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: RSC ADVANCES; v. 6, n. 30, p. 25279-25285, 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 24
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Gold nanoparticles have shown excellent catalytic properties in selective oxidation of alcohols in the presence of base; however, the influence of the nature and concentration of the base on gold catalyst activity and selectivity is not completely understood. We here present a study of the effect of using weak and strong bases on the conversion and selectivity of PVA-stabilized gold nanoparticles supported on titania (Au-PVA/TiO2) for benzyl alcohol oxidation. The increase in the concentration of base had little effect on conversion when a weak base was used (K2CO3, Na2B4O7 and Na(CH3COO)), due to the buffer effect, but strongly affected selectivity. The bases with higher pK(a) values provided higher conversions and increased production of benzoic acid. For the strong base NaOH, benzoic acid was always the major product, although conversion decreases in excess of base. The formation of benzoic acid is avoided by using K2CO3 in non-aqueous media; benzaldehyde is the main product in cyclohexane whereas benzyl benzoate is also formed in significant amounts in solvent-free conditions. The promotion effect observed in the presence of base was discussed in terms of reaction mechanism. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/10824-3 - Estudo de catalisadores de ouro para reações de oxidação
Beneficiário:Camila Palombo Ferraz
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 14/15159-8 - Nanopartículas metálicas: desafios na preparação, estabilização e ativação para catálise
Beneficiário:Liane Marcia Rossi
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular