Catalysis Letters

, Volume 123, Issue 1–2, pp 41–45 | Cite as

Direct Aerobic Oxidation of Secondary Alcohols Catalysed by Pt(0) Nanoparticles Stabilized by PV2Mo10O40 5− Polyoxmetalate

  • Galia MaayanEmail author
  • Ronny Neumann


Pt(0) nanoparticles stabilized by the H5PV2Mo10O40 polyoxometalate were prepared in water by a sequence of redox reactions and supported on α-alumina. Characterization by TEM showed an average particle size of 2.6 nm with an approximate size dispersion of about ±25%. EDS analysis confirmed the amounts of metal and polyoxometalate as indicated from the reaction stoichiometry. These nanoparticles were further used as catalysts for the oxidation of secondary alcohols with molecular oxygen to the corresponding carbonyl products. The oxidation of secondary alcohols was further improved by the use of Pt nanoparticles stabilized by Rh1.7PV2Mo10O40.


Pt Nanoparticles Colloids Oxidation Alcohols Oxygen 



The research was supported by the Israel Ministry of Science and the Kimmel Center for Molecular Design. R.N. is the Rebecca and Israel Sieff Professor of Organic Chemistry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryWeizmann Israel of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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