Aerobic oxidation of amines to imines catalyzed by bulk gold powder and by alumina-supported gold

TitleAerobic oxidation of amines to imines catalyzed by bulk gold powder and by alumina-supported gold
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsZhu BL, Lazar M, Trewyn BG, Angelici RJ
Journal TitleJournal of Catalysis
Volume260
Pages1-6
Date Published11
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0021-9517
Accession NumberISI:000261255000001
KeywordsAmine, carbon-monoxide, co oxidation, DIMERIZATION, Gold, heterogeneous catalysis, Imine, ISOCYANIDES, molecular-oxygen, molybdenum, nanoparticles, non-nanogold catalysis, oxidation, oxygen, secondary-amines, temperature
Abstract

Both bulk gold powder (similar to 50 mu m particle size) and alumina-supported gold (50-150 nm) are highly active catalysts for the aerobic oxidative dehydrogenation of amines (CH-NH) to imines (C=N) under the mild conditions of 1 atm O-2 and 100 degrees C. Reactions using the 5% Au/Al2O3 catalyst make efficient use of the gold metal and offer a practical synthesis of imines from amines. These studies add to the growing list of reactions that are catalyzed by bulk gold metal. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.jcat.2008.08.012
Alternate JournalJ. Catal.