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Au@Cu(II)-MOF: Highly Efficient Bifunctional Heterogeneous Catalyst for Successive Oxidation–Condensation Reactions

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posted on 20.06.2016, 17:44 by Jing-Si Wang, Fa-Zheng Jin, Hui-Chao Ma, Xiao-Bo Li, Ming-Yang Liu, Jing-Lan Kan, Gong-Jun Chen, Yu-Bin Dong
A new composite Au@Cu­(II)-MOF catalyst has been synthesized via solution impregnation and full characterized by HRTEM, SEM-EDS, XRD, gas adsorption–desorption, XPS, and ICP analysis. It has been shown here that the Cu­(II)-framework can be a useful platform to stabilize and support gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). The obtained Au@Cu­(II)-MOF exhibits a bifunctional catalytic behavior and is able to promote selective aerobic benzyl alcohol oxidation–Knoevenagel condensation in a stepwise way.