Oxidation of Alcohols in the Presence of Magnetic CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Chemistry, University of Zanjan, Iran.

2 Department of Chemistry, Applied Science and Technology University Unit Minoo, khorramdarreh, Zanjan, Iran


Nano-CoFe2O4 is an active, stable, and reusable catalyst for selective oxidations of alcohols
applying oxone (potassium hydrogen monopersulfat) as oxidant in the presence of acetonitrile as
the solvent at room temperature. Primary and secondary aromatic and aliphatic alcohols gave the
corresponding products in good yields. In addition, the catalysts could be reused up to 6 runs
without significant loss of activities. Catalyst was characterized by SEM, XRD and IR.