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Title: Selective Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation over Pd Catalysts

Abstract

In the last decades, the selective liquid phase oxidation of alcohols to the corresponding carbonyl compounds has been a subject of growing interest. Research has focused on green methods that use “clean” oxidants such as O 2 in combination with supported metal nanoparticles as the catalyst. Among the alcohols, benzyl alcohol is one of the most studied substrates. Indeed, benzyl alcohol can be converted to benzaldehyde, largely for use in the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. This conversion serves as model reaction in testing new potential catalysts, that can then be applied to other systems. Pd based catalysts have been extensively studied as active catalytic metals for alcohol oxidation for their high activity and selectivity to the corresponding aldehyde. Several catalytic materials obtained by careful control of the morphology of Pd nanoparticles, (including bimetallic systems) and by tuning the support properties have been developed. Moreover, reaction conditions, including solvent, temperature, pressure and alcohol concentration have been investigated to tune the selectivity to the desired products. Different reaction mechanisms and microkinetic models have been proposed. The aim of this review is to provide a critical description of the recent advances on Pd catalyzed benzyl alcohol oxidation.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Univ. d'Antananarivo, Antananarivo (Madagascar)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Univ. degli Studi di Milano, Milano (Italy)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1513407
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Catalysts
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2073-4344
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
palladium; benzyl alcohol; oxidation

Citation Formats

Chan-Thaw, Carine Edith, Savara, Aditya, and Villa, Alberto. Selective Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation over Pd Catalysts. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.3390/catal8100431.
Chan-Thaw, Carine Edith, Savara, Aditya, & Villa, Alberto. Selective Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation over Pd Catalysts. United States. doi:10.3390/catal8100431.
Chan-Thaw, Carine Edith, Savara, Aditya, and Villa, Alberto. Sun . "Selective Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation over Pd Catalysts". United States. doi:10.3390/catal8100431. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1513407.
@article{osti_1513407,
title = {Selective Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation over Pd Catalysts},
author = {Chan-Thaw, Carine Edith and Savara, Aditya and Villa, Alberto},
abstractNote = {In the last decades, the selective liquid phase oxidation of alcohols to the corresponding carbonyl compounds has been a subject of growing interest. Research has focused on green methods that use “clean” oxidants such as O2 in combination with supported metal nanoparticles as the catalyst. Among the alcohols, benzyl alcohol is one of the most studied substrates. Indeed, benzyl alcohol can be converted to benzaldehyde, largely for use in the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. This conversion serves as model reaction in testing new potential catalysts, that can then be applied to other systems. Pd based catalysts have been extensively studied as active catalytic metals for alcohol oxidation for their high activity and selectivity to the corresponding aldehyde. Several catalytic materials obtained by careful control of the morphology of Pd nanoparticles, (including bimetallic systems) and by tuning the support properties have been developed. Moreover, reaction conditions, including solvent, temperature, pressure and alcohol concentration have been investigated to tune the selectivity to the desired products. Different reaction mechanisms and microkinetic models have been proposed. The aim of this review is to provide a critical description of the recent advances on Pd catalyzed benzyl alcohol oxidation.},
doi = {10.3390/catal8100431},
journal = {Catalysts},
number = 10,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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