Rod-like Cu/La/O nanoparticles as a catalyst for phenol hydroxylation

Linfeng Gou, Catherine J. Murphy

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Rod-like La/Cu/O nanoparticles, synthesized by a simple coprecipitation reaction with a sonication process, are found to be highly active as a catalyst for the hydroxylation of phenol. Compared to the 4-6 h, 40% yield reported in the literature, our nanoparticle catalyst demonstrates a nearly 100% conversion within 4 h based on gas chromatography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5907-5909
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
StatePublished - Dec 21 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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