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Interfacial CoOx Layers on TiO2 as an Efficient Catalyst for Solvent-Free Aerobic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons.

A new interesting article has been published in ChemSusChem. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201801709. [Epub ahead of print] and titled:

Interfacial CoOx Layers on TiO2 as an Efficient Catalyst for Solvent-Free Aerobic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons.

Authors of this article are:

Wang H, Wang L, Zhang J, Wang C, Liu Z, Gao X, Meng X, Yoo SJ, Kim JG, Zhang W, Xiao FS.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Construction of efficient interfaces to improve the performance of supported metal catalysts is a challenging but effective technique. A newly synthesized catalyst with layered cobalt oxide on the surface of titania (layer-CoOx /TiO2 ) is highly selective towards the aerobic oxidation of C-H bonds in a series of hydrocarbons under sustainable conditions. The layer-CoOx /TiO2 easily outperforms the state-of-the-art noble metal catalysts and homogeneous cobalt salts used in industry. In-depth structural and functional characterization reveal that the layer-CoOx /TiO2 readily reacts with O2 for the adsorption and activation of C-H bonds. The layered structure of CoOx can maximize the interfacial effect of CoOx /TiO2 leading to a good performance for the oxidation of C-H bonds.

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C−H activation;aerobic oxidation;cobalt;heterogenous catalysis;titania

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