Environmentally benign aerial oxidation of benzoin over copper containing hydrotalcite
Liquid phase aerial oxidation of benzoin was carried out on copper containing hydrotalcites under milder reaction conditions. Very high activity (80–90% yield) and selectivity (100%) of the product was obtained depending upon the different metal ion combination in hydrotalcites. Various reaction parameters were studied in detail and the possible mechanism of the reaction was proposed.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 11, Issue 8, 31 March 2010, Pages 684–688