Synthetic application of PVP-stabilized Au nanocluster catalyst to aerobic oxidation of alcohols in aqueous solution under ambient conditions

Hironori Tsunoyama, Tatsuya Tsukuda, Hidehiro Sakurai

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

75 Citations (Scopus)


Gold nanoclusters (φ = 1.3 nm) stabilized by poly(N-vinyl-2- pyrrolidone) (Au:PVP) were found to show a high catalytic activity toward the aerobic oxidation of alcohols. Various kinds of primary and secondary alcohols were converted to the corresponding carboxylic acids and ketones, respectively, in basic aqueous media at 300-360 K under air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-213
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 5


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this