New catalysts enable greener ester synthesis

Researchers at Yokohama National University have developed innovative RhRu bimetallic oxide catalysts for greener ester synthesis. These catalysts use molecular oxygen as the sole oxidant, making the process more environmentally friendly. Traditional methods require hazardous oxidants, but the new catalysts demonstrate exceptional efficiency and versatility in CDC reactions, producing esters used in various industries. This advancement aims to promote sustainable chemical synthesis by using non-toxic, abundant oxidants and minimizing harmful byproducts.

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