Chemistry, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Vapor-phase selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol has been accomplished using cryptomelane-type manganese oxide octahedral molecular sieve (OMS-2) catalysts. A conversion of 92% and a selectivity to benzaldehyde of 99% were achieved using OMS-2. The role played by the oxidant in this system was probed by studying the reaction in the absence of oxidant. The natures of framework transformations occurring during the oxidation reaction were fully studied using temperature-programmed techniques, as well as in situ X-ray diffraction under different atmospheres.
American Chemical Society
Opembe, Naftali N.; Guild, Curtis; King'ondu, Cecil; Nelson, Nicholas C.; Slowing, Igor I.; and Suib, Steven L., "Vapor-Phase Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol Using Manganese Oxide Octahedral Molecular Sieves (OMS-2)" (2014). Ames Laboratory Publications. 315.