Faculty Advisor

Emmert, Marion H

Abstract

We report a waste-free oxidation of alcohols catalyzed by Ir catalysts, using air as the sole oxidant. The Ir catalysts are generated in situ by combining X- and L-type ligands with Ir complexes as catalyst precursors. The new methodology provides a sorely needed alternative to more traditional, wasteful methods for alcohol oxidation, which is a very common process step for the production of bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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