Heterogeneous catalysis with an organic-inorganic hybrid based on MoO3 chains decorated with 2,2 '-biimidazole ligands
authors Amarante, TR; Neves, P; Paz, FAA; Gomes, AC; Pillinger, M; Valente, AA; Goncalves, IS
nationality International
abstract The discovery of selective heterogeneous catalytic systems for industrial oxidation processes remains a challenge. Molybdenum oxide-based polymeric hybrid materials have been shown to be oxidation catalysts under mild reaction conditions, although difficulties remain with catalyst recovery/reuse since most perform as homogeneous catalysts or possess low activity. The present study shows that the hybrid material [MoO3(2,2 '-biimidazole)]center dot H2O (1) is a superior catalyst regarding these issues. The structure of 1 was confirmed (by single crystal and synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction) to comprise one-dimensional chains of corner-sharing {MoO4N2} octahedra. Strong Mo = OMIDLINE HORIZONTAL ELLIPSISH-N hydrogen bonds separate adjacent chains to afford parallel channels that are occupied by disordered water molecules. Hybrid 1 was additionally characterised by FT-IR spectroscopy, H-1 and C-13 MAS NMR, scanning electron microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. The catalytic studies highlighted the versatility of 1 for oxidation reactions with tert-butylhydroperoxide as oxidant. By complementing with characterisation studies, it was verified that the reaction occurs in the heterogeneous phase, the catalyst has good stability and is recoverable via simple procedures. The chemical reaction scope covered epoxidation and sulfoxidation, and the substrate scope included biomass-derived dl-limonene and fatty acid methyl esters to give renewable bio-products, as well as thiophene and thioanisole substrates.
issn 2044-4753
isbn 2044-4761
year published 2021
volume 11
issue 6
beginning page 2214
ending page 2228
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1039/d1cy00055a
web of science category 15
subject category Chemistry, Physical
unique article identifier WOS:000634519900017
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