Ruthenium/magnesium-lanthanum mixed oxide: An efficient reusable catalyst for oxidation of alcohols by using molecular oxygen

M. Lakshmi Kantam, R. Sudarshan Reddy, Ujjwal Pal, M. Sudhakar, A. Venugopal, K. Jeeva Ratnam, F. Figueras, Venkat Reddy Chintareddy, Yuta Nishina

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An efficient method for the oxidation of benzylic and secondary aromatic alcohols into their corresponding aldehydes or ketones has been achieved by using ruthenium supported magnesium-lanthanum mixed oxide as a heterogeneous catalyst in toluene, with molecular oxygen as the sole oxidant. This catalyst can also be operated in solvent free conditions at 393 K and reused for five cycles with consistent yield and selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2012



  • Alcohols
  • Heterogeneous
  • Oxidation
  • Ru/Mg-LaO mixed oxide
  • Solvent free

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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