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In situ spectroscopic investigation of oxidative dehydrogenation and disproportionation of benzyl alcohol

Nowicka, Ewa ORCID:, Hofmann, Jan P., Parker, Stewart F., Meenakshisundaram, Sankar ORCID:, Lari, Giacomo M., Kondrat, Simon A., Knight, David William, Bethell, Donald, Weckhuysen, Bert M. and Hutchings, Graham John ORCID: 2013. In situ spectroscopic investigation of oxidative dehydrogenation and disproportionation of benzyl alcohol. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (29) , pp. 12147-12155. 10.1039/c3cp50710f

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In the solvent free oxidation of benzyl alcohol, using supported gold–palladium nanoalloys, toluene is often one of major by-products and it is formed by the disproportionation of benzyl alcohol. Gold–palladium catalysts on acidic supports promote both the disproportionation of benzyl alcohol and oxidative dehydrogenation to form benzaldehyde. Basic supports completely switch off disproportionation and the gold–palladium nanoparticles catalyse the oxidative dehydrogenation reaction exclusively. In an attempt to provide further details on the course of these reactions, we have utilized in situ ATR-IR, in situ DRIFT and inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopic methods, and in this article we present the results of these in situ spectroscopic studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1463-9076
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 18 May 2023 07:11

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