Selective oxidation of propanol on Au(111): Mechanistic insights into aerobic oxidation of alcohols

Jinlong Gong, David W. Flaherty, Ting Yan, C. Buddie Mullins

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) Pick and choose: Achieving acceptable selectivities from alcohols to desirable aldehydes or ketones remains a challenge. Bulk Au(111) pre-covered with atomic oxygen is highly selective for the partial oxidation of 1- and 2-propanol. Insights into intrinsic mechanistic details for high-surface-area gold-based catalysts (see scheme) are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2461-2466
Number of pages6
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume9
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alcohols
  • Gold
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Selective oxidation
  • Surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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