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Researchers from Nanjing University of Science and Technology Detail Findings in Benzyl Compounds (Selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol under...

July 4, 2014



Researchers from Nanjing University of Science and Technology Detail Findings in Benzyl Compounds (Selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol under solvent-free condition with gold nanoparticles encapsulated in metal-organic framework)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Benzyl Compounds have been published. According to news reporting originating in Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A metal organic framework encapsulated gold nanoparticles noted as Au/UiO-66 were developed through double solvents method. Highly dispersed Au nanoparticles were presented within the pores of metalorganic framework (MOF) UiO-66 without deposition of the nanoparticles on the external surface or aggregation."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, "With benzyl alcohol as substrate, Au/UiO-66 exhibited excellent catalytic performance to afford benzaldehyde as the only product. The reactions which could be carried out under solvent-free conditions offered a green process with 02 of atmospheric pressure as oxidant. Water was proved to be beneficial for the reaction and the hydrophilic character of the MOF inner face facilitated its promotion effect greatly."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The catalyst showed great stability and could be reused for at least eight times without obvious aggregation or leaching."

For more information on this research see: Selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol under solvent-free condition with gold nanoparticles encapsulated in metal-organic framework. Applied Catalysis A-General, 2014;477():125-131. Applied Catalysis A-General can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Benzyl Compounds).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Zhu, Nanjing Univ Sci & Technol, Sch Chem Engn, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include P.C. Wang and M. Lu.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jiangsu, Hydrocarbons, Nanotechnology, Benzyl Alcohols, Benzyl Compounds, Gold Nanoparticles, Benzene Derivatives, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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