Campus Units

Chemistry, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Topics in Catalysis

Volume

57

Issue

10

First Page

1000

Last Page

1006

DOI

10.1007/s11244-014-0263-y

Abstract

A system comprising two catalysts supported on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) was employed to perform a sequence of two reactions in a single pot. Palladium nanoparticles catalyzed the oxidation of furfuryl alcohol with molecular oxygen at atmospheric pressure. The oxidation product, furfural, was then reacted with acetone via an aldol condensation catalyzed by amines supported on MSNs. Each reaction was first tested individually to establish optimal conditions. Both catalysts were then introduced into the same reactor under the proven conditions, and the entire reaction sequence was performed giving the desired product with high selectivity. The overall yield of the reaction sequence was highly dependent on the relative concentrations of the reactants in the mixture.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Topics in Catalysis 57 (2014): 1000. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11244-014-0263-y.

Copyright Owner

Springer

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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