Journal of Flow Chemistry

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 1–4 | Cite as

Multiphase Flow Systems for Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols Catalyzed by Bimetallic Nanoclusters

  • Kosuke Kaizuka
  • Ka-Young Lee
  • Hiroyuki Miyamura
  • Shū Kobayashi


Au-Pt and Au-Pd bimetallic nanoclusters that catalyzed the aerobic oxidation of alcohols during a once-through pass through gas-liquid-liquid-solid flow systems were developed. Alcohols were converted to aldehydes and ketones in benzotrifluoride (BTF)/water media by Au-Pt catalyst or to the corresponding methyl esters in methanol/water media by Au-Pd catalyst. The flow systems were superior to the batch systems in terms of both yield and selectivity.


bimetallic cluster oxidation flow system heterogeneous catalysis alcohol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kosuke Kaizuka
    • 1
  • Ka-Young Lee
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Miyamura
    • 1
  • Shū Kobayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, School of ScienceThe University of TokyoHongo, Bunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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