Size effect of silica-supported gold clusters in the microwave-assisted oxidation of benzyl alcohol with H2O2

Yongmei Liu, Hironori Tsunoyama, Tomoki Akita, Tatsuya Tsukuda

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Gold clusters with average diameters of 0.8, 1.5, and 1.9nm were prepared on mesoporous silica (SBA-15) by controlling the calcination time of an Au 11(PPh3)7Cl3/SBA-15 composite. It was found that the catalytic activity for benzyl alcohol oxidation decreased monotonically with the increase in size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 1


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