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Oxidation of Silanes with AuHAP in Water
T. Mitsudome, A. Noujima, T. Mizugaki, K. Jitsukawa, K. Kaneda*
Osaka University, Japan
20 November 2009 (online)
Hydroxyapatite-supported gold nanoparticles (AuHAP) catalyzed the oxidation of silanes in water under air to afford the corresponding silanols in up to >99% conversion with up to 100% selectivity (18 examples). In the oxidation of triethylsilane, the catalyst was reused three times without loss of the catalytic activity (1st-3rd reuse: >99% conversion, >99% selectivity).