Magnetically separable single-site Ti-Fe3O4@MCM-41 catalyst for selective epoxidation of olefins

TitleMagnetically separable single-site Ti-Fe3O4@MCM-41 catalyst for selective epoxidation of olefins
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJha, A, Patil, CR, Garade, AC, Rode, CV
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Date PublishedJUL

Magnetically separable Ti-Fe3O4@MCM-41 (Ti-MS) catalysts were prepared by postgrafting Ti with varying loading on mesoporous silica containing dispersed magnetite. The hexagonal structure of Ti-MS catalysts with a periodicity in the pores and a highly ordered hexagonal matrix was established by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy, while diffuse reflectance UV showed the isolated tetrahedral Ti species coordinated with O2-. From the Fourier transform infrared studies, the extent of Ti-O-Si linkage was found to increase with increase in Ti-loading from 1 to 5 wt %beyond which (10%), the intensity of Ti-O-Si band decreased due to the polymerization of the Ti on the silica surface. Silanol groups on the surface of silica interact with the precursor Ti((OPr)-Pr-i)(4) to give site isolated tetrahedral Ti-species responsible for complete selectivity to the epoxide in the epoxidation of cyclooctene. The magnetic property facilitated easy recovery of the catalyst for its successful eight recycles showing its stability under reaction conditions.

Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)Foreign
Impact Factor (IF)2.235
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Chemical Engineering & Process Development