Self-adjusted reaction pathway enables efficient oxidation of aromatic C-H bonds over Co@Y catalyst

This article from Phys org highlights a study conducted by researchers who developed a cobalt-based catalyst, Co@Y, that efficiently oxidizes aromatic C-H bonds in ethylbenzene to produce acetophenone. This method uses a self-adjusted reaction pathway that occurs without solvents or additives, outperforming traditional catalysts like cobalt naphthenate. This innovative approach shows promise for industrial applications due to its sustainability, effectiveness, and ability to be recycled without performance degradation.

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