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Molecules 2015, 20(7), 12686-12697;

Cu and Boron Doped Carbon Nitride for Highly Selective Oxidation of Toluene to Benzaldehyde

Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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Academic Editor: Kei Saito
Received: 29 May 2015 / Revised: 25 June 2015 / Accepted: 8 July 2015 / Published: 13 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontier in Green Chemistry Approaches)
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A novel Cu and boron doped graphitic carbon nitride catalyst (Cu-CNB) was synthesized using cheap precursors and systematically characterized. The selective oxidation of toluene proceeded very smoothly over the catalyst at 70 °C using tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) as the oxidant to exclusively afford benzaldehyde. The catalyst can be used for at least five cycles without decrease in activity and selectivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: toluene; selective oxidation; graphitic carbon nitride; benzaldehyde toluene; selective oxidation; graphitic carbon nitride; benzaldehyde

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Han, H.; Ding, G.; Wu, T.; Yang, D.; Jiang, T.; Han, B. Cu and Boron Doped Carbon Nitride for Highly Selective Oxidation of Toluene to Benzaldehyde. Molecules 2015, 20, 12686-12697.

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