Magnetic NiFe2O4 Nanoparticles as an Efficient Catalyst for the Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds in the Presence of Oxone as an Oxidant

Document Type: Research Paper



Nanomagnetic NiFe2O4 was used as the efficient, stable, reusable catalyst for selective
oxidation of alcohols to their corresponding carbonyl compounds using oxone (potassium
hydrogen monopersulfate) as oxidant in the presence of water as solvent at room temperature.
The oxidation of various primary and secondary alcohols has been examined and related
corresponding products were obtained with good yields. The catalyst was investigated with
XRD, SEM, ICP and IR techniques. Furthermore, the catalyst could be easily recovered and
reused for several times without loss of activity.