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Solvent-free aerobic epoxidation of 1-decene using supported cobalt catalysts

Engel, Rebecca V., Alsaiari, Raiedhah, Nowicka, Ewa, Miedziak, Peter J., Kondrat, Simon A., Morgan, David J., Edwards, Jennifer K. and Hutchings, Graham J. 2018. Solvent-free aerobic epoxidation of 1-decene using supported cobalt catalysts. Catalysis Today 10.1016/j.cattod.2018.09.005
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In this study, active cobalt-based catalysts are reported for the solvent-free aerobic epoxidation of 1-decene as a non-noble metal, alternative to the conventionally used gold catalyst. No sacrificial reductant is applied and air is used as primary oxidant at ambient pressure. The influence of different radical initiators and the product distribution over time is investigated. Evidence for a reaction mechanism similar to the previously reported gold-catalysed aerobic epoxidation of 1-decene, is given. Furthermore, it is shown that the catalyst stability is influenced by the choice of the support.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0920-5861
Funders: European Research Council and EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 7 September 2018
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 21:11

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