Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Reusable Catalyst Makes C–H Bond Oxidation Using Oxygen Easier and More Efficient

The selective oxidation of C–H bonds using oxygen has become a much simpler and more sustainable endeavor, thanks to a novel manganese (Mn)-based catalyst developed by scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). Consisting of reusable Mg6MnO8 nanoparticles with unprecedented surface area, their catalyst enables the desired oxidative reactions to occur at mild temperature and pressure conditions without the need for toxic additives, opening doors to more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly chemistry applications.