Liquid phase aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohol by using manganese ferrite supported-manganese oxide nanocomposite catalyst

Elmaci G., ÖZER D., Zumreoglu-Karan B.

CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, vol.89, pp.56-59, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.catcom.2016.10.027
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-59
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study illustrates for the first time the performance of nano-manganese ferrite supported-manganese oxide catalyst in benzyl alcohol (BzOH) oxidation without employing any oxidizing agent other than the air present in the reactor. The magnetic catalyst displayed moderate activity but 100% selectivity in conversion to benzaldehyde (BzH) under mild conditions. Compared to the other heterogeneous MnOx-based systems, the catalyst deserves attention in that an enhancement of the activity can be achieved by tuning the core-shell composition which plays a synergistic role in the catalytic reaction. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.