Highly efficient oxidation of cyclopentene catalyzed by magnetically recoverable Ca–Co ferrite spinels with high solvent selectivity

Lili Bo, Yusen Hu, Zhixia Zhang, Mannix Balanay, Haiyan Fan, Jinhui Tong

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Abstract

The calcium doped CoFe2O4 spinels CaxCo1− xFe2O4 (x = 0, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7) were prepared by simple sol–gel auto-combustion method. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffractometry, Raman spectrometry, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, N2-physisorption and inductive coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy. The samples have shown prominent activities in oxidation of cyclopentene using 30% hydrogen peroxide as oxidant. When compared to the pristine CoFe2O4, the Ca-doped ones were more efficient having a conversion ranging from 72.1% to 100% and a H2O2 utilization efficiency range of 80.0–84.7%. When the calcium content was 0.3 and above, the cyclopentene was quantitatively converted to cyclopentenone at 60 °C for 8 h reaction. More interestingly, the catalyst has shown great solvent selectivity with respect to the product distribution. Finally, the catalyst can be easily separated magnetically for reuse and no obvious loss of activity was observed after five consecutive runs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-188
Number of pages7
JournalPolyhedron
Volume154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • Ca–Co composite ferrites
  • Cyclopentene oxidation
  • Magnetic nanocrystals
  • Solvent selectivity
  • Sol–gel auto-combustion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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