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AuNPs immobilized onto gel-supported Ionic Liquid like phases (g-SILLPs) as catalysts under Microwave-Assisted Synthesis
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1  Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Associated Unit for Advanced Organic Materials. University Jaume I/CSIC, Avenue Sos Baynat s/n. E-12071, Castellón, Spain

Abstract: This work presents the results obtained in the characterization and development of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) immobilized onto two kinds of gel-supported Ionic Liquids (gel-Supported Ionic Liquid like phases, g-SILLPs) and their study as catalysts for the oxidation of organic compounds. The benchmark reaction selected for this purpose was the oxidation of 1-phenylethanol. Besides, the reactions were performed under the concept of the exploitation of enabling techniques using: Microwave heating (as the energy source), water (as the solvent), hydrogen peroxide (as a benign oxidant agent), and supported catalysts (providing a more efficient catalytic processes and easy recovery of the catalyst).