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Materials 2016, 9(2), 114; doi:10.3390/ma9020114

Tailored N-Containing Carbons as Catalyst Supports in Alcohol Oxidation

Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano, via C. Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Received: 9 December 2015 / Revised: 29 January 2016 / Accepted: 6 February 2016 / Published: 17 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Porous Carbonaceous Materials from Biomass)
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Abstract

The introduction of N-containing functionalities in carbon-based materials is brought to stable and highly active metal-supported catalysts. However, up to now, the role of the amount and the nature of N-groups have not been completely clear. This study aims to clarify these aspects by preparing tailored N-containing carbons where different N-groups are introduced during the synthesis of the carbon material. These materials were used as the support for Pd nanoparticles. Testing these catalysts in alcohol oxidations and comparing the results with those obtained using Pd nanoparticles supported on different N-containing supports allowed us to obtain insight into the role of the different N-containing groups. In the cinnamyl alcohol oxidation, pyridine-like groups seem to favor both activity and selectivity toward cinnamaldehyde. View Full-Text
Keywords: N-containing carbon; alcohol oxidation; Pd catalyzed oxidation N-containing carbon; alcohol oxidation; Pd catalyzed oxidation
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Campisi, S.; Marzorati, S.; Spontoni, P.; Chan-Thaw, C.E.; Longhi, M.; Villa, A.; Prati, L. Tailored N-Containing Carbons as Catalyst Supports in Alcohol Oxidation. Materials 2016, 9, 114.

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