INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, vol.200, pp.132-138, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES
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Pd NP, Magnetic, Oxidative esterification, IRON-OXIDE NANOPARTICLES, CATALYTIC-REDUCTION, RECYCLABLE NANOCATALYST, SILVER NANOPARTICLES, ALDEHYDES, EXTRACT, EFFICIENT, ALCOHOLS, 4-NITROPHENOL, ESTERS
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A mild, competent and eco-friendly protocol has been developed for oxidative esterification of various aldehydes over a post-synthetically modified and Pd fabricated chitosan-starch dual functionalized Fe3O4 microspheres as a magnetically isolable heterogeneous and biocompatible nanocatalyst. Molecular O-2 was used as an oxidant in the reaction. A series of aldehydes was directly esterified with MeOH in excellent yields without any pre-activation and involvement of harsh chemicals/conditions. Structural features of the catalyst were assessed through FT-IR, FE-SEM, TEM, EDX, molecular mapping, XRD, VSM and ICP-OES techniques. Due to magnetic core, the catalyst was easily isolated using an external magnet and reused for 8 times in succession, retaining its morphology and catalytic activity.