Comparison of liquid-phase olefin epoxidation catalysed by dichlorobis-(dimethylformamide)dioxomolybdenum(VI) in homogeneous phase and grafted onto MCM-41
authors Monteiro, B; Balula, SS; Gago, S; Grosso, C; Figueiredo, S; Lopes, AD; Valente, AA; Pillinger, M; Lourenco, JP; Goncalves, IS
nationality International
journal JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A-CHEMICAL
author keywords Mesoporous materials; EXAFS; Molybdenum; Oxidation; Heterogeneous catalysis
keywords SUPPORTED MOLYBDENUM OXIDE; RAY-ABSORPTION-SPECTROSCOPY; CURVED-WAVE THEORY; MESOPOROUS SILICA; PARTIAL OXIDATION; SELECTIVE OXIDATION; RAMAN-SPECTROSCOPY; EXAFS CALCULATIONS; MOLECULAR-SIEVES; COMPLEXES
abstract A mesoporous silica-supported molybdenum oxide catalyst with a loading of 0.17 Mo/nm(2) was prepared by liquid phase deposition of MoO(2)Cl(2)(dMf)(2) (1) onto MCM-41 (dmf = dimethylformamide). Powder X-ray diffraction and N(2) adsorption studies of Mo-MCM-41 indicate that the texture properties of the support were preserved during the grafting experiment. On the basis of evidence from FTIR spectroscopy, (13)C and (29)Si MAS NMR, and Mo K-edge EXAFS, the Mo atoms in this catalyst are mainly present as isolated {MoO(2)[(-O)(3)SiO](2)(dmf)(2)} species, with a small contribution from oxo-bridged dimers. Catalysis tests show that complex 1 and Mo-MCM-41 are highly active oxidation catalysts for liquid-phase epoxidation of unfunctionalised olefins using tert-butylhydroperoxide as oxidant, from ambient to 55 degrees C. The high stability and recyclability of the heterogeneous Mo-MCM-41 catalyst is attributed to the strong metal oxide-support interaction. With cyclooctene, 1-octene, trans-2-octene and norbornene substrates, the corresponding epoxides were the only observed reaction products. The reactions of the other substrates gave by-products such as 8,9-p-menthen-1,2-diol from (R)-(+)-limonene, campholenic aldehyde from alpha-pinene, and benzaldehyde from styrene. The addition of dichloromethane as a co-solvent had a beneficial effect on catalytic performance, and in the case of (R)-(+)-limonene allowed the epoxide to be formed as the only reaction product. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
issn 1381-1169
year published 2009
volume 297
issue 2
beginning page 110
ending page 117
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.molcata.2008.09.012
web of science category Chemistry, Physical
subject category Chemistry
unique article identifier WOS:000262706600007

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