Catalysis Letters

, Volume 100, Issue 3–4, pp 195–199

Aerobic oxidation of cyclohexane by gold nanoparticles immobilized upon mesoporous silica


DOI: 10.1007/s10562-004-3454-5

Cite this article as:
Zhu, K., Hu, J. & Richards, R. Catal Lett (2005) 100: 195. doi:10.1007/s10562-004-3454-5

A series of highly efficient hybrid gold nanoparticle/mesoporous-silica catalysts were synthesized and employed for the solvent-free aerobic oxidation of cyclohexane to cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone under moderate reaction conditions. The catalysts were characterized by XRD, N2 adsorption/desorption, TEM and ICP-AES, which shows the active species are monodispersed gold nanoparticles.


gold nanoparticles mesoporous silica oxidation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International University BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical TechnologyShanghaiP.R. China

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