Superior Performance of Fe(BTC) With Respect to Other Metal-Containing Solids in the N-Hydroxyphthalimide-Promoted Heterogeneous Aerobic Oxidation of Cycloalkanes

Autores UPV
Revista ChemCatChem


¿ A series of heterogeneous catalysts incorporating N-hydroxyphthalimide (NHPI) and contg. transition-metal ion as promoter (Fe3+ or Co2+) on a support such as Fe(BTC) (BTC=1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate), zeolites Y and Beta, mesoporous Al-MCM-41 aluminosilicate, and nonporous silica have been prepd. and tested for the aerobic oxidn. of cyclooctane. It was found that NHPI/Fe(BTC) as catalyst exhibits the best performance in the series with the highest selectivity to the -ol/-one mixt. at identical conversions. These results have been interpreted as being due to the appropriate combination between reaction cavity dimensions and confinement of the autoxidn. chain reaction. The catalytic activity for cyclohexane using NHPI/Fe(BTC) under similar reaction conditions is also reported.