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The Selective Oxidation of 1,2-Propanediol by Supported Gold-Based Nanoparticulate Catalysts

Ryabenkova, Yulia, Miedziak, Peter John, Dummer, Nicholas ORCID:, Taylor, Stuart H. ORCID:, Dimitratos, Nikolaos ORCID:, Willock, David James ORCID:, Bethell, Donald, Knight, David William and Hutchings, Graham John ORCID: 2012. The Selective Oxidation of 1,2-Propanediol by Supported Gold-Based Nanoparticulate Catalysts. Topics in Catalysis 55 (19-20) , pp. 1283-1288. 10.1007/s11244-012-9909-9

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The oxidation of 1,2-propanediol to form lactic acid and hydroxyacetone has been investigated using supported metal nanoparticles. A series of supported gold, palladium, platinum and combinations of these metals have been investigated. In the presence of base the major product formed is lactate, often in excellent yields as, under these conditions the terminal hydroxyl group is oxidised. In the absence of base, more vigorous conditions are required to elicit high conversions; surprisingly, a major product from such reactions is a mono-oxidation product hydroxyacetone, along with lactate.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gold catalysis; Gold platinum alloy nanoparticles; Lactic acid; 1,2-Propanediol oxidation
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1022-5528
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 01:29

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