The selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol using a novel catalytic membrane reactor

D W Hall, G Grigoropoulou, J H Clark, K Scott, R J J Jachuck

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A silica-polyethylene membrane has been chemically modified to produce ion-exchangeable onium sites, which are more active than their homogeneous analogues in a membrane reactor. The resulting catalytic membrane reactor is compact and energy efficient and provides an excellent low-waste method for the selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-460
Number of pages2
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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