Double Bond Oxidation Reactions

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Environmental friendly selective oxidation of terpene α-pinene to verbenol, verbenone, and α-pinene oxide was studied. Gold demonstrated outstanding activity and selectivity in the reaction. The reaction mechanism was proposed.


Hydrogenation Gold Succinic anhydride Gold 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction EngineeringÅbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland
  2. 2.School of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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