Tunable gold catalysts for selective hydrocarbon oxidation under mild conditions

@article{Hughes2005TunableGC,
  title={Tunable gold catalysts for selective hydrocarbon oxidation under mild conditions},
  author={Mathew D. Hughes and Yi-jun Xu and Patrick D Jenkins and Paul McMorn and Philip Landon and Dan I. Enache and Albert F. Carley and Gary A. Attard and Graham John Hutchings and Frank H. H. King and E. Hugh Stitt and Peter Johnston and Ken G Griffin and Christopher J Kiely},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={437},
  pages={1132-1135}
}
Oxidation is an important method for the synthesis of chemical intermediates in the manufacture of high-tonnage commodities, high-value fine chemicals, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals: but oxidations are often inefficient. The introduction of catalytic systems using oxygen from air is preferred for ‘green’ processing. Gold catalysis is now showing potential in selective redox processes, particularly for alcohol oxidation and the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide. However, a major… CONTINUE READING