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Journal Cover Catalysis Communications
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  • Synthesis of BiOBr microspheres with ethanol as self-template and solvent
           with controllable morphology and photocatalytic activity
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 March 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 106
      Author(s): Ruiping Li, Huijun Ren, Wanhong Ma, Shaoming Hong, Lei Wu, Yingping Huang
      Flower-like bismuth oxybromide (BiOBr) microspheres with highly controllable morphology and photocatalytic activity were facilely synthesized in ethanol using Bi(NO3)3·5H2O and NaBr. The effects of solvothermal conditions on the morphology and composition were investigated and a mechanism for the microsphere formation was proposed. The temperature and pH of the solvothermal reaction had little effect on morphology but a large effect on visible light photocatalytic activity, which was attributed to changes in the facet intensity ratio, I 110/102. Microspheres prepared at 140°C and pH=7 had the highest I 110/102 ratio and degraded Rhodamine B (RhB) more rapidly than other BiOBr preparations. The (110) plane has surface Bi3+ sites that coordinate with the carboxylate anion of RhB, thus increasing adsorption but also a stronger internal electric field (IEF) that increases e −-h + separation efficiency. These findings provide a better understanding of the effects of solvothermal conditions on the crystal growth and activity of semiconductor photocatalysts.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-26T19:08:52Z
       
  • Three-component synthesis of amidomethylarenes and -heteroarenes over Hβ
           zeolite under solvent-free conditions
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Durgaiah Chevella, Naresh Mameda, Srujana Kodumuri, Rammurthy Banothu, Krishna Sai Gajula, Boris Ivanovich Kutepov, Narender Nama
      A highly efficient and eco-friendly protocol has been described for the synthesis of amidomethylarenes and -heteroarenes via one-pot three-component coupling reaction of amides, aldehydes and (hetero)arenes over a heterogeneous catalyst (Hβ zeolite) in solvent-free conditions. The scope and limitations of this catalytic process are demonstrated with various amides and arenes and the corresponding amidoalkylated arene products were obtained in moderate to excellent yields. The preliminary mechanistic insight (control experiments) suggest that bisamide and/or N-(hydroxymethyl)benzamide are probable intermediates in this reaction. Moreover, the catalyst can be reused without any significant loss of the catalytic activity and only water is produced as by-product.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-26T19:08:52Z
       
  • Practical (asymmetric) transfer hydrogenation of ketones catalyzed by
           manganese with (chiral) diamines ligands
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Ding Wang, Antoine Bruneau-Voisine, Jean-Baptiste Sortais
      The reduction of ketones with 2-propanol as reductant was achieved using an in-situ generated catalytic system based on manganese pentacarbonyl bromide, as metal precursor, and ethylenediamine as ligand. The reaction proceeds in high yield at 80°C, in 3h, with 0.5mol% of catalyst. In the presence of chiral (1R,2R)-N,N′-dimethyl-1,2-diphenylethane-1,2-diamine, as the ligand, sterically hindered alcohols were produced with enantiomeric excess up to 90%.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-26T19:08:52Z
       
  • Production of synthetic natural gas by CO methanation over Ni/Al2O3
           catalyst in fluidized bed reactor
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Liyan Sun, Kun Luo, Jianren Fan
      In order to obtain the reaction characteristics, CO methanation process is numerically investigated in fluidized bed catalytic reactor over Ni/Al2O3 catalyst. The catalysts flow behavior is analyzed, which has significant effect on the activity of catalysts. The influences of operation parameter on CO conversion and CH4 yield are evaluated. The inventory of catalysts and superficial gas velocity will not influence the output of methane but the reaction rates. Meanwhile, the performance of water-gas shift reaction on CH4 yield is taken consideration during reactions.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-26T19:08:52Z
       
  • High catalytic activity and SO2-poisoning resistance of Pd/CuCl2/γ-Al2O3
           catalyst for elemental mercury oxidation
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Shu Yang, Cao Liu, Zhilou Liu, Bentao Yang, Kaisong Xiang, Cong Zhang, Hui Liu, Liyuan Chai
      A Pd/CuCl2/γ-Al2O3 catalyst of high activity (up to 87%) and of sulfur-poisoning resistance to SO2 as high as 10,000ppm was designed for the selective catalytic oxidation of Hg0 for the first time. It was found that Pd and CuCl2 function as active sites of Hg0 adsorption and HCl activation, respectively. The combination of these two phases could improve the regeneration and migration of active chlorine, hinder the simultaneously competitive adsorption of Hg0 and SO2 on the active sites of CuCl2 and reduce the production and accumulation of sulfates, such as CuSO4. These mechanisms contributed to the outstanding catalytic performance of Pd/CuCl2/γ-Al2O3.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • Quantitative hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol with recyclable
           KF and hydrosilane at room temperature in minutes
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Weibo Wu, Wenfeng Zhao, Chengjiang Fang, Zhongwei Wang, Tingting Yang, Hu Li, Song Yang
      Selective hydrogenation of furfural (FUR) derivable from pentose is one of crucial route to upgrade biomass. In this work, a rapid and mild approach has been developed for the quantitative production of furfuryl alcohol from FUR at room temperature in several minutes as short as 5min with the presence of readily available KF and polymethylhydrosiloxane (PMHS) that is a nontoxic and cheap liquid H-donor. This catalytic system was also active for the selective hydrogenation of various aldehydes in high yields, and could be recycled with little decrease of activity. In addition, the reaction mechanism was clarified by NMR spectra.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • Pt nanoparticles supported on amino-functionalized SBA-15 for enhanced
           aqueous bromate catalytic reduction
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Zhiqiang Zhang, Jun Cheng, Yan Luo, Wenxin Shi, Wei Wang, Bing Zhang, Ruijun Zhang, Xian Bao, Yuan Guo, Fuyi Cui
      Pt nanoparticles supported on SBA-15 and amino-functionalized SBA-15 carriers with different Pt loadings were synthesized and characterized by BET, FTIR, XRD, HR-TEM and zeta potential towards the liquid phase catalytic reduction of bromate by hydrogen. The obtained results indicate that the catalytic reaction performance of Pt@NH2-SBA-15 solids was always significantly higher than that of Pt@SBA-15 for the same Pt loading due to the high zeta potential of NH2-SBA-15, which alludes to the ability of the amino-functionalization of SBA-15 to promote Pt catalyst activity for the reduction of aqueous bromate ions.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • MnO2-Fe2O3 catalysts supported on polyphenylene sulfide filter felt by a
           redox method for the low-temperature NO reduction with NH3
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Xuehong Chen, Yuying Zheng, Yanbing Zhang
      MnO2-Fe2O3 catalysts were successfully deposited on the surface of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) filter felt by a redox method, and the as-obtained catalytic filter material was tested in the low-temperature NH3-SCR. NO conversions in the 79.8–99.2% range at 140–180°C and a gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) of 120,000cm3 g−1 h−1 were obtained, result which is attributed to the presence of amorphous MnO2 and Fe2O3 catalytic phases. The formation mechanism of the MnO2-Fe2O3 catalyst decorated on the polyphenylene sulfide filter felt is discussed.

      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • A high-surface-area La-Ce-Mn mixed oxide with enhanced activity for CO and
           C3H8 oxidation
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Baohuai Zhao, Rui Ran, Li Sun, Zesheng Yang, Xiaodong Wu, Duan Weng
      A high-surface-area La-Ce-Mn mixed oxide was synthesized by citrate method, with further acid etching to dissolve the La3+ ions in the lattice. The acid etching process efficiently improved the specific surface area, increased the ratios of Mn4+/Mn n +, Ce3+/Ce n +, Oα/Otot, and enhanced the oxygen mobility of the catalyst, which were responsible for the superior catalytic performance. Compared to the pristine La0.8Ce0.2MnO 3 + δ catalyst, the etched one could convert CO and C3H8 more efficiently, with 90% conversion of CO and C3H8 at only 73 and 196°C, respectively. Such superior catalytic performance made it possible to be used for automotive emission control during cold-start period.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • TBAI-catalyzed intramolecular annulation of chalcone oximes toward
           isoxazoles
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Ablimit Abdukader, Yadong Sun, Zengpeng Zhang, Chenjiang Liu
      A TBAI-catalyzed intramolecular annulation of chalcone oximes toward isoxazoles was developed, providing 3,5-diarylisoxazoles in good yields. Functional groups such as methoxy, ethyoxyl, chloro, bromo, fluoro and nitro were well tolerated in this reaction. Notably, the reaction ran under metal-free in water.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • Supported and unsupported manganese oxides for catalytic ammonia
           combustion
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Satoshi Hinokuma, Hiroki Shimanoe, Yusuke Kawabata, Saaya Kiritoshi, Kento Araki, Masato Machida
      We study the catalytic combustion properties of supported and unsupported manganese oxides (MnOx) with NH3 (a carbon-free energy source). Unsupported MnOx with higher oxidation states tends to exhibit higher catalytic NH3 combustion activity (MnO2 >Mn2O3 >MnO). X-ray diffractometry (XRD) and absorption fine structure (XAFS) analysis show that MnO2 reduces to Mn2O3 after the combustion reaction. Among the MnOx (5wt% Mn) supported on various materials, MnOx/CeO2 exhibited the highest activity. Analysis of XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) spectra before and after the reaction suggests that the oxidation state of CeO2-supported MnOx is a mixture of Mn2+ and Mn3+.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • Acetylene semi-hydrogenation over Pd-Zn/CeO2: Relevance of CO adsorption
           and methanation as descriptors of selectivity
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Frederic Meunier, Marion Maffre, Yves Schuurman, Sara Colussi, Alessandro Trovarelli
      The most selective Pd-Zn surfaces for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene were recently proposed to be intermetallic in nature, exhibiting only Pd-Zn-Pd units and no Pd-Pd pairs, the later forming bridged CO upon exposure to CO. Ceria-supported Pd-Zn formulations apparently free of Pd-Pd ensembles were prepared and yet led to poor selectivity to ethylene. CO methanation was actually shown to be a better selectivity descriptor in the present case. Only the samples most selective for acetylene semi‑hydrogenation, which were obtained by reduction at temperatures equal or higher than 550°C, led to negligible CO methanation rates.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • Preparation and characterization of Fe-doped PAA as air-cathode
           electrocatalyst in microbial fuel cells
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Dingling Wang, Zhaokun Ma, Xiao Meng, Huaihe Song
      As a kind of nitrogen-containing material, polyamide acid (PAA) was doped by Fe using ferric trichloride (FeCl3), thus obtaining a carbon material (Fe-PAA) containing iron and nitrogen. The preparation efficiency of this material as electrocatalyst was improved and the cost was reduced. In this study, Fe-PAA was used as cathode electrocatalyst in microbial fuel cells (MFCs), and the effect of holding time (HT) on the oxygen reduction was investigated. The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) electron transfer number of the Fe-PAA was about 3.55 when the HT was 90min. This result demonstrates that Fe-PAA could be a promising highly efficient and low-cost cathode catalyst which could be further applied in MFC expansion.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • Nano-silica supported palladium nanoparticles: A sustainable nanocatalyst
           for efficient synthesis of 2,3-diarylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines at low
           catalyst loading
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 105
      Author(s): Mohammad Akrami Abarghooei, Razieh Mohebat, Zahed Karimi-Jaberi, Mohammad Hossein Mosslemin
      A novel, stable and reusable catalyst based on palladium nanoparticles supported on nano-silica, was synthesized and characterized. These nanoparticles were used at remarkably low catalyst loading for the synthesis of 2,3-diarylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine derivatives via a multicomponent reaction under microwave irradiation. The nanocatalyst can be recovered from the reaction mixture and reused several times without any perceptible decrease in its catalytic activity.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • Editorial Board/Aims & Scope
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104


      PubDate: 2017-12-13T03:33:51Z
       
  • A chitosan modified Pt/SiO2 catalyst for the synthesis of 3-poly(ethylene
           glycol) propyl ether-heptamethyltrisiloxane applied as agricultural
           synergistic agent
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Huilin Xie, Hangbo Yue, Weixin Zhang, Wenbin Hu, Xinhua Zhou, Pepijn Prinsen, Rafael Luque
      Successful synthesis of 3-poly(ethylene glycol) propyl ether-heptamethyltrisiloxane from hydrosilylation of propenol polyether (HDE) and heptamethyltrisiloxane (MDHM) in the presence of nanoporous silica supported platinum (Pt/SiO2) and its chitosan modified (Pt/CS-SiO2) catalyst is reported. The highest yield obtained was 94% using the Pt/CS-SiO2 catalyst, retaining 96% of its conversion efficiency after six re-utilizations. As an agricultural synergistic agent, the newly synthesized product demonstrates significant improvements on the activity and performance of a commonly used herbicide sprayed on Alternantheria philoxeroides.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-16T02:21:56Z
       
  • A readily available urea based MOF that act as a highly active
           heterogeneous catalyst for Friedel-Crafts reaction of indoles and
           nitrostryenes
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Chengfeng Zhu, Qingqing Mao, De Li, Changda Li, Yiyang Zhou, Xiang Wu, Yunfei Luo, Yougui Li
      A new urea-containing metal-organic framework has been rationally synthesized from a V-shaped dicarboxylate ligand and utilized as hydrogen-bond-donating catalyst, which is highly efficient and recyclable for Friedel-Crafts reaction. The MOF catalyst has the advantages of excellent product yields and a low catalyst loading. Moreover, the catalyst shows a remarkably superior activity compared to its homogenous urea counterparts.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-16T02:21:56Z
       
  • Preparation of hydrothermal carbon as catalyst support for conversion of
           biomass to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Piyaporn Wataniyakul, Panatpong Boonnoun, Armando T. Quitain, Mitsuru Sasaki, Tetsuya Kida, Navadol Laosiripojana, Artiwan Shotipruk
      Suitable hydrothermal carbonization conditions including temperature (180–250°C) and time (6–24h) were determined for the preparation of glucose derived carbon material, used as a catalyst support for sugar and cellulose conversions. While hydrothermal carbons (HTCs) prepared at various conditions exhibited similar chemical and structural characteristics, examination of liquid fractions from hydrothermal carbonization provided additional evidence on the stability of the HTCs. The suitable hydrothermal carbonization condition was found to be 220°C and 6h, providing a stable carbon support that after sulfonation, yielded carbon-based acid catalyst (HTC220-6-SO3H) that exhibit relatively high catalytic activities for cellulose hydrolysis and fructose dehydration reaction, giving glucose and HMF yields of 43.63±1.62wt.% and 20.29±1.09wt.%, respectively.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Preparation of a novel 1D Co(II) coordination polymer
           Co(dpa)(2,2′-bipy)(H2O)2 catalyst for the allylic oxidation of
           cyclohexene
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Xuemin Feng, Jianmin Hao, Yuanyuan Gao, Weiwei Bai, Yangyang Cheng, Feng Wang, Limin Han, Quanling Suo, Yaqi Wang
      A Co(II) coordination polymer, Co(dpa)(2,2′-bipy)(H2O)2 (H2dpa=2,2′-diphenic acid, 2,2′-bipy=2,2′-bipyridine), was prepared by a hydrothermal method and characterized in detail. The dpa2− ligand offered two carboxylate groups to construct two monodentate configurations that connected two Co(II) centers to form a 1D chain. Multiple 1D chains stacked on each other to generate a 3D framework via the weak CH⋯ π interaction. Co(dpa)(2,2′-bipy)(H2O)2 exhibited an efficient catalytic performance for solvent-free allylic oxidation of cyclohexene by oxygen. The highest turn-over frequency (TOF) of 979h−1 was obtained at the molar ratio of Co(dpa)(2,2′-bipy)(H2O)2 to cyclohexene of 1:16000.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Carbon dioxide reforming of methane over nanostructured Ni/Al2O3 catalysts
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Jinwei Sun, Sun Wang, Yu Guo, Mengzhu Li, Haikui Zou, Zhou-jun Wang
      Ni catalysts supported on nanosheet (S) and nanoplate (P) γ-Al2O3 have been successfully synthesized for carbon dioxide (CO2) reforming of methane. The Ni/Al2O3-S catalyst possessed excellent activity and stability whereas the Ni/Al2O3-P catalyst exhibited slightly lower activity and much worse stability. The Ni/Al2O3-S catalyst displayed much smaller size of Ni nanoparticles, which may explain the difference in activity. The Ni/Al2O3-S catalyst possessed enhanced anti-sintering and anti-coke properties, which would lead to an improved stability.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • A novel method for the synthesis of highly stable nickel-modified sulfated
           zirconia catalysts for n-pentane isomerization
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Shengnan Li, Hua Song, Yunfeng Hu, Feng Li, Yanguang Chen
      A highly stable Ni modified sulfated zirconia catalyst was prepared by two different methods and used for n-pentane isomerization. The results showed that compared with the catalyst prepared by the sol-gel method, the catalyst prepared by the hydrothermal method showed higher surface area, larger pore size, smaller crystallite size of tetragonal ZrO2, more stable S-containing adsorbed species and a high isopentane yield. In particular, the Ni−/S2O8 2−-ZrO2–Al2O3, which was prepared by the hydrothermal method (Ni/SZA-R), provided a sustainable high isopentane yield (ca. 68%) with a slight deactivation (15%) only within 50h of continuous reaction. This result was ascribed to the catalyst's larger mean pore size and the increased concentration of more stable S-containing species formed compared to the catalyst prepared by the sol-gel method. The stability behavior of this Ni/SZA-R catalyst in terms of isopentane yield vs time appears by far larger (increase by a factor of ~ 2–15) compared to other non noble metal modified sulfated zirconia-based catalysts reported in the open literature.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Ru(II)-functionalized SBA-15 as highly chemoselective, acid free and
           sustainable heterogeneous catalyst for acetalization of aldehydes and
           ketones
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Anish Lazar, K.J. Betsy, C.P. Vinod, A.P. Singh
      Combining electron deficient Ru(II) coordination sites with organofunctionalized SBA-15, (L)Ru(II)@SBA-15, result in a mild, neutral, water scavenger free and chemo-selective acetalization catalyst for cyclic/acyclic acetals. Vacant coordination sites of ruthenium in (L)Ru(II)@SBA-15 activates protecting groups as well as reactants simultaneously and restricts the reverse acetalization reaction. Synthesized (L)Ru(II)@SBA-15 catalyst has been thoroughly characterized and act as competitive catalyst compared to conventional acid catalysts. (L)Ru(II)@SBA-15 performs high catalytic activity as well as selectivity within 20min with high TOF. The catalyst can be recycled and reaction parameters are optimized.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Microwave assisted benzyl alcohol oxidation using iron particles on
           furfuryl alcohol derived supports
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Floriane Mangin, Pepijn Prinsen, Alfonso Yepez, Muhammad Rehan Hasan Shah Gilani, Guobao Xu, Christophe Len, Rafael Luque
      This work compares the catalytic activity of iron catalysts supported on porous furfuryl alcohol derived resins for the selective conversion of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant and assisted by microwave irradiation. The catalysts were prepared mechanochemically by ball-milling in the dry state. Initial results showed that the pressure in the reaction medium and the oxidant load are essential to achieve significant conversions. An apparent minimum catalyst load of 0.05mol% Fe was required for significant reactivity at 132°C.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • A polymer supported Cu(II) catalyst for oxidative amidation of benzyl
           alcohol and substituted amines in TBHP/H2O
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): M.K. Renuka, V. Gayathri
      A new polymer supported copper complex of 2,6-bis(benzimidazolyl)pyridine Cu(PS-BBP)Cl2 was prepared and characterized by elemental analyses, AAS, ESR, IR and UV–Vis spectral studies, magnetic moment measurement and thermogravimetric analyses. A facile oxidative coupling of alcohols and amines to synthesize amides was developed using Cu(PS-BBP)Cl2 as a catalyst and tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) as an oxidant using water as a solvent in a one-pot process. The optimum conditions were determined for the reaction of benzyl alcohol and benzylamine by varying solvents, temperature, substrate to TBHP ratio and catalyst concentration and the yield resulted was found to be 95%. The catalyst showed excellent catalytic activity and reusability. A tentative reaction mechanism has been proposed.

      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Base free palladium-Ag2O catalyzed decarboxylative cross-coupling of
           alkynyl carboxylic acids with triarylbismuth reagents
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Kishor Eknath Balsane, Sitaram Haribhau Gund, Jayashree Milind Nagarkar
      We have developed a novel base free methodology for the decarboxylative cross-coupling reaction of alkynyl carboxylic acids with triarylbismuth reagents. The decarboxylative cross-coupling reaction proceeds using the homogeneous Pd(OAc)2-Ag2O catalytic system at room temperature with short reaction time. Triarylbismuth reagents are particularly attractive due to their air and moisture stability, high functional group tolerance and threefold arylating property. This methodology is particularly useful for the synthesis of unsymmetrical substituted alkynes.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Di-methyl carbonate transesterification with EtOH over MOFs: Basicity and
           synergic effect of basic and acid active sites
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Luca Desidery, Somboon Chaemcheun, Mekhman Yusubov, Francis Verpoort
      The catalytic activity of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) towards the transesterification of dimethyl carbonate with ethanol has been unprecedented assessed. The relation between the catalytic activity and the amount of base active sites has been proved as well as the inability of the Lewis acid sites alone to catalyze this transesterification. The synergic effect of both acid and base sites cannot be completely excluded and a plausible reaction mechanism has been proposed. MOF-808 resulted to be more efficient than every heterogeneous commercial catalyst. MOF-808 can be recycled up to 4 times with exceptional retention of both catalytic activity and crystal structure.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • N-heterocyclic monodentate ligands as stabilizing agents for catalytically
           active Pd-nanoparticles
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Agnieszka Krogul-Sobczak, Patrycja Kasperska, Grzegorz Litwinienko
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Hydrogenation of paranitrotoluene to p-methyl-cyclohexylamine catalyzed by
           PEG modified Ru/NaY catalysts
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Hongwei Li, Zeyu Li, Dong Ji, Guixian Li
      A series of Ru/NaY catalysts modified by a different amount of polyethylene glycol (PEG) were prepared using the impregnation-precipitation method and tested towards the reaction of paranitrotoluene (PNT) hydrogenation to p-methyl-cyclohexylamine (PMC). The various characterization techniques applied suggested that a suitable amount of PEG was responsible to reduce Ru nanoparticles size and enhance at the same time metallic Ru loading on the catalyst surface. A Ru-PEG7.5/NaY catalyst modified by 7.5mL PEG showed a higher PNT conversion (>99.9%) and reaction selectivity to PMC (95.2%) at 160°C for 35min compared to other Ru catalysts of different Ru/PEG molar ratio. The reusability of the Ru-PEG7.5/NaY catalyst was also investigated showing only slight deactivation due to Ru agglomeration.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Microwave-assisted rapid synthesis of Ag-β-cyclodextrin/TiO2/AC with
           exposed {001} facets for highly efficient naphthalene degradation under
           visible light
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Xiaoqing Chen, Dandan Liu, Zhansheng Wu, Giancarlo Cravotto, Zhilin Wu, Bang-Ce Ye
      This study describes the microwave-assisted one-step synthesis of Ag and β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) co-doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles loaded onto activated carbon (TiO2/AC) with dominating {001} facets, using NaF as a morphology controlling agent, for photocatalytic degradation of naphthalene. F doping inhibited the anatase-to-rutile phase transformation. A red shift in the absorption edge in the UV–visible spectra was observed when β-CD and Ag co-doped TiO2. F-Ag-β-CD/TiO2/AC with exposed {001} facets exhibited the highest photocatalytic activity (98.4%) and rate constant under visible-light irradiation. The photocatalyst also displayed excellent photocatalytic stability. Hydroxyl radicals (OH) play an important role in naphthalene photodegradation.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • A lignin-derived sulphated carbon for acid catalyzed transformations of
           bio-derived sugars
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Churchil A. Antonyraj, Ajit Haridas
      Bio-ethanol plant derived crude lignin was utilized in the synthesis of carbon catalysts for the conversion of xylose in acid pretreatment liquid (APL, another by-product of bio-ethanol plant) into furfural. Also, xylose dehydration to furfural by carbon catalysts carried out in water-MIBK biphasic system showed a maximum yield of 60% furfural. In addition, a carbon catalyst modified with 1N H2SO4 was found to be highly active as concentrated acids reported earlier in the open literature. Only a small part of the total crude lignin from the bio-ethanol plant was utilized in this manner. Further research is necessary on the valorization of remaining crude lignin waste.

      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Direct synthesis of quinazolinones by heterogeneous Cu(OH)X/OMS-2 catalyst
           under oxygen
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Yuanguang Wang, Xu Meng, Gexin Chen, Peiqing Zhao
      Copper hydroxide supported on manganese oxide octahedral molecular sieves (Cu(OH)X/OMS-2) was prepared and was found to be highly active for the oxidative cyclization of benzyl alcohols or methylarenes solely with anthranilamides using oxygen as oxidant. The low loading copper hydroxide was used as a catalytic metal. The hydroxyl of catalyst with spherical agglomeration led to higher performance of catalytic activity for the synthesis of quinazolinones. Moreover, Cu(OH)X/OMS-2 could be reused 5 times without any significant loss of activity.

      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Highly efficient asymmetric aerobic oxidative coupling of 2-naphthols in
           the presence of bioinspired iron aminopyridine complexes
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Nikolay V. Tkachenko, Oleg Y. Lyakin, Denis G. Samsonenko, Evgenii P. Talsi, Konstantin P. Bryliakov
      For the first time, it has been shown that chiral bipyrrolidine derived bioinspired non-heme iron complexes of the types [LFeX2], [LFe(μ-O)2FeL][X]4, and [LFe(μ-O)(μ-OAc)FeL][X]2 (where L – aminopyridine ligand, X− =OTf−, SbF6 −, ClO4 −) are capable of efficiently conducting aerobic oxidative coupling of 2-naphthols in an asymmetric fashion, with formation of the corresponding enantiomerically enriched BINOLs (up to 56% ee) in good yields (up to 94% within 24h), using as little as 1mol% of the catalyst. The effect of ligand substitutents, solvent, counteranion, 2-naphthol structure, and oxygen pressure on the catalytic performance has been systematically examined.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-09T02:09:29Z
       
  • Electrochemical promotion of propylene combustion on Ag catalytic coatings
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): I. Kalaitzidou, T. Cavoué, A. Boreave, L. Burel, F. Gaillard, L. Retailleau-Mevel, E.A. Baranova, M. Rieu, J.P. Viricelle, D. Horwat, P. Vernoux
      Catalytic and electrocatalytic tests have been carried out in a solid oxide cell for propylene combustion using two different Ag screen-printed films deposited on yttria-stabilized zirconia. Competitive adsorption between oxygen and propylene has been observed at 300°C. Catalytic performances can be tailored by current application in a non-Faradaic manner. The predominant impact of current applications is to modify the reactivity of oxygen present on the Ag surface. Positive current applications enhance the propylene conversion by producing more reactive oxygen species. This beneficial effect is more pronounced under lean-burn conditions where the oxygen coverage on Ag is high.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-26T05:31:30Z
       
  • Ethanol dehydration to diethyl ether over Cu-Fe/ZSM-5 catalysts
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Taís Klein Rodrigues de Oliveira, Morgana Rosset, Oscar W. Perez-Lopez
      Dehydration of ethanol to diethyl ether (DEE) was studied over Cu-Fe/ZSM-5 catalysts over the temperature range of 160−220°C. Metal loaded samples were prepared by wet impregnation and characterized using specific surface area measurements, X-ray diffraction and temperature-programmed desorption of NH3. The presence of Fe on ZSM-5 did not change the acidity of ZSM-5 but did decrease its crystallinity. On the other hand, the presence of Cu changed the acidity of ZSM-5 and favored DEE formation. The important result of the present work is the establishment of a correlation between the moderate strength of acid sites of Cu/ZSM-5 and the formation of DEE. Low-temperatures and medium strength of acid sites favor DEE production.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-26T05:31:30Z
       
  • Degradation of microcrystalline cellulose to 5-hydroxylmethylfurfural
           catalyzed by CrCl3/[R4N]ReO4
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Xue Bai, Jing-Yun Wang, Nan Men, Shu-Liang Zang
      CrCl3 and tetraalkyl ammonium perrhenate were used as catalysts to promote the microcrystalline cellulose degradation to 5-hydroxylmethylfurfural (5-HMF) in ionic liquids. CrCl3/[R4N]ReO4 shows good catalytic activity towards cellulose degradation, where 49.3% of 5-HMF yield was obtained under the condition of 5mol% of tetramethyl ammonium perrhenate and 7mol% of CrCl3 by using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([Emim]Cl) as solvent. The influence of water amount, reaction time and temperature, type and amount of catalysts on cellulose degradation were fully examined.

      PubDate: 2017-10-26T05:31:30Z
       
  • Editorial Board/Aims & Scope
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103


      PubDate: 2017-10-26T05:31:30Z
       
  • Efficient heterogeneous polyoxometalate-hybrid catalysts for the oxidative
           desulfurization of fuels
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Fátima Mirante, Luís Dias, Mariana Silva, Susana O. Ribeiro, Marta C. Corvo, Baltazar de Castro, Carlos M. Granadeiro, Salete S. Balula
      The heterogenization of the highly active monovacant polyoxotungstate ([PW11O39]7−, abbreviated as PW11) was achieved by preparing the corresponding long chain quaternary ammonium salt (ODA7PW11, ODA=CH3(CH2)17(CH3)3N). The complete cation exchange confers total heterogeneity to the monovacant catalyst while keeping its oxidative catalytic activity. In fact, the heterogeneous catalyst allowed for the complete desulfurization of a multicomponent model diesel (2000ppm S) after 40min of reaction, conciliating extraction (using BMIMPF6 solvent) and oxidation (ECODS process using H2O2 oxidant). The heterogeneous catalyst has shown a superior desulfurization performance when compared with the homogeneous quaternary ammonium TBAPW11 catalyst (TBA=(C4H9)4 N). Both hybrid catalysts have been successfully reused in consecutive ECODS cycles. Additionally, the long carbon chain cations provide a protective environment around the polyoxometalate allowing for ODA7PW11 to retain its heterogeneity and structure after the ECODS process.

      PubDate: 2017-10-18T00:30:22Z
       
  • CuCl2/[hmim]Br: A new recyclable catalytic system for aromatization of
           cyclic dienes
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Piyada Taboonpong, Warinthorn Chavasiri
      The combination of copper(II) chloride and 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide ([hmim]Br) as a new recyclable catalytic system in the presence of TBHP for aromatization of cyclic dienes is disclosed. The system could furnish the corresponding aromatics in moderate to excellent yield. The competition between aromatization and oxidation of benzylic substrates were also studied. This developed catalytic system could be reused and recycled at least nine times without significant loss of the producitivity.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-18T00:30:22Z
       
  • Fabrication of hollow-structured FeOx-MnOx oxidative catalysts with
           ultra-large surface area
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Baohuai Zhao, Zesheng Yang, Rui Ran, Zeliang Guo, Xiaodong Wu, Duan Weng
      In this work, hollow-structured MnO x and FeO x -MnO x were synthesized by self-template route and applied for CO oxidation. FeO x -MnO x exhibited better catalytic activity than MnO x . It could convert 79.1% CO at 20°C and had a higher CO conversion during the temperature ramping. The FeO x species could react with HCl and greatly helped to increase the specific surface area (428.5m2 g−1) and pore volume (0.82cm3 g−1) of the catalyst. The reserved FeO x in the FeO x -MnO x sample enhanced the redox properties and increased the amount of reactive oxygen species.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-18T00:30:22Z
       
  • Highly active copper-based Ce@TiO2 core-shell catalysts for the selective
           reduction of nitric oxide with carbon monoxide in the presence of oxygen
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Naima López, Gonzalo Aguila, Paulo Araya, Sichem Guerrero
      A novel core-shell K/Cu/SmCe@TiO2 catalyst is here reported being highly active on the selective reduction of nitric oxide with carbon monoxide under oxidizing conditions. It was found that the reaction proceeds with the generation of nitrates and nitrites adsorbed on the support and ionic nitrates adsorbed on alkaline sites. Full conversion of CO was achieved from 255°C and 97% NO conversion was reached at 330°C.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-18T00:30:22Z
       
  • Palladium nanocatalysts in glycerol: Tuning the reactivity by effect of
           the stabilizer
    • Abstract: Publication date: 10 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 104
      Author(s): Antonio Reina, Alejandro Serrano-Maldonado, Emmanuelle Teuma, Erika Martin, Montserrat Gómez
      Palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) prepared in neat glycerol containing TPPTS (tris(3-sulfophenyl)phosphine trisodium salt) or cinchona-based alkaloids (cinchonidine, quinidine) as capping agents, were applied as catalysts in fluoride-free Hiyama couplings and conjugate additions with the aim of evaluating the influence of the stabilizer in the catalytic reactivity. Therefore, PdNPs stabilized by phosphine favored CC cross-couplings, whereas those containing alkaloids showed enhanced suitability for CC homo-couplings and conjugate additions. The metal/stabilizer coordination mode, i.e. PdP dative bond and π-π interaction between quinoline moiety and palladium surface, is certainly key for the stabilization of different active metallic species and then promoting distinctive catalytic pathways.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-18T00:30:22Z
       
  • ZnO2-promoted ZnO as an efficient photocatalyst for the photoreduction of
           carbon dioxide in the presence of water
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103
      Author(s): Qiangsheng Guo, Qinghong Zhang, Hongzhi Wang, Zhe Zhao
      ZnO2-promoted ZnO photocatalysts were synthesized via H2O2 treatment, and their structural properties, optical properties, and activity for CO2 photoreduction were systematically studied. It was revealed that an excess of ZnO2 increased the surface area and enhanced oxygen vacancies, which significantly increased the adsorption capacity of molecular CO2. As a result, ZnO2-promoted ZnO showed a 21 times enhancement of CO2 photoreduction, with the total yield of 1.0Zn-60 increased from 3.5μmolL−1 to 73.5μmolL−1 of pristine ZnO. Based on the results of in situ CO2-IR and product distribution, a reaction mechanism for CO2 photoreduction on ZnO catalyst was proposed.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-04T08:31:21Z
       
  • The roles of surface oxygen vacancy over Mg4Ta2O9-x photocatalyst in
           enhancing visible-light photocatalytic hydrogen evolution performance
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103
      Author(s): Entian Cui, Qiangqiang Meng, Chengyan Ge, Guiyun Yu, Guihua Hou, Ning Xu, Feng Zhang, Yuqi Wu
      Extending the light absorption range of wide-band-gap semiconductor oxides is crucial to the effective solar-hydrogen energy conversion. Here, we introduced surface oxygen vacancies into Mg4Ta2O9 and constructed a narrow band-gap Mg4Ta2O9-x photocatalyst by a simple low temperature reduction method. The as-synthesized Mg4Ta2O9-x exhibits a significantly extended absorption edge in visible light range, which originates from the intermediate defect level band and electronic states created by introducing surface oxygen vacancy. With the same Pt loaded content (0.5wt%), the Pt-loaded Mg4Ta2O9-x exhibits the excellent photocatalytic stability and higher hydrogen evolution activity (4.42μmol·h−1) than the Pt-loaded Mg4Ta2O9 (0.14μmol·h−1) under visible light irradiation.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-04T08:31:21Z
       
  • Hydrosols of Pd and Pd-H2: Influence of particle nature on the rate of
           catalytic reduction of hexacyanoferrate(III) ions with hydrogen
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103
      Author(s): Boris G. Ershov, Roman D. Solovov
      Palladium nanoparticles (5.3±1.4nm) catalyze the reduction of hexacyanoferrate(III) ions with hydrogen in aqueous solution. The reaction rate substantially (approximately 6-fold) increases if the nanoparticles are pre-saturated with hydrogen. The difference between the electronic properties of hydrogenated and non-hydrogenated palladium particles determines their activity in dissociation of the hydrogen molecule into atoms.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-04T08:31:21Z
       
  • Fabrication of nano-sized SAPO-11 crystals with enhanced dehydration of
           methanol to dimethyl ether
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103
      Author(s): Zhou Chen, Xinyuan Li, Yingrui Xu, Yunyun Dong, Weikun Lai, Weiping Fang, Xiaodong Yi
      Nano-sized SAPO-11 zeolite was successfully fabricated by a seed-induced quasi-solvothermal conversion (SIQSC) protocol without a secondary porogen that combined an in situ inoculating seed method (SI) and a quasi-solvothermal assisted conversion (QSC) process. The aggregation of SAPO-11 nanocrystals (20–30nm) to give larger particles with an approximate 200nm average size creates a lower acidity, larger surface area and higher inter-crystal mesoporosity than those in micro-sized SAPO-11 crystals. Importantly, the nano-sized SAPO-11 shows better performance in the dehydration of methanol to dimethyl ether (DME) than Al2O3 and micro-sized SAPO-11.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-26T08:15:15Z
       
  • A practical and reusable catalyst for the synthesis of donor-acceptor
           cyclopropane
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103
      Author(s): Yanqun Zhang, Manyu Jin, Cunqi Wu, Yongxia Zhao, Hua Zhou, Jingwei Xu
      Herein, a convenient, recyclable and inexpensive Cu-based catalytic system is developed for the synthesis of donor-acceptor (D-A) cyclopropane via the cycloaddition of styrene derivatives with diethyl bromomalonate. A core-shell catalyst of Fe3O4@Cu2O is used to promote the construction of D-A cyclopropane with different functional groups in good yields. In our experiments, many harsh conditions, such as strict anhydrous and anaerobic, are avoided. The Fe3O4@Cu2O particles are easily made, air-stable and of low cost. What's more, the magnetic property makes the catalyst easy to be separated and catalytical activity has no significant change even after being recycled for five times.
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  • Highly active rod-like Co3O4 catalyst for the formaldehyde oxidation
           reaction
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103
      Author(s): Zeyun Fan, Wenjian Fang, Zhixiang Zhang, Mingxia Chen, Wenfeng Shangguan
      In this study, rod-like Co3O4 (Co3O4-rod) nanocatalyst was prepared by a modified precipitation method, which showed an excellent performance for formaldehyde oxidation to carbon dioxide and water. The light-off temperature (10% conversion) and the temperature for complete conversion of formaldehyde was at 60°C and 120°C, respectively. XPS and CO2-TPD analyses indicated that Co3O4-rod had abundant Co3+ and OH (hydroxyl) species on the surface compared with other morphologies of Co3O4 investigated (e.g. Co3O4-sheet and Co3O4-cube). It was proposed that Co3+ ions should be considered as active sites of good oxidation ability for formaldehyde catalytic oxidation.
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  • A heterogeneous photocatalytic system based on a nickel complex over a CdS
           nanorod photosensitizer for H2 generation from water under visible light
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103
      Author(s): Qiu-Xia Peng, Dan Xue, Shu-Zhong Zhan, Xiao-Fang Jiang
      In this paper, we present a nickel complex, [BzPyN(CH3)2]2[Ni(mnt)2] 1 (mnt2− =maleonitriledithiolate), a cocatalyst for building a photocatalytic system for H2 generation from water. Under photoirradiation with blue light (λmax =469nm), 1, together with CdS nanorods (CdS NRs) as a photosensitizer, and ascorbic acid (H2A) as a sacrificial electron donor in a pH2.5 aqueous solution, produces hydrogen with a turnover number (TON) of 70,970mol of H2 per mol of catalyst during 70h irradiation and the average value of AQY is ~18% during 10h of irradiation.
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  • The formation of (NH4)2V6O16 phase in the synthesized InVO4 for the
           hydrogen evolving applications
    • Abstract: Publication date: 5 January 2018
      Source:Catalysis Communications, Volume 103
      Author(s): Yu-Sheng Lai, Chih-Hsiang Yang, Jih-Mirn Jehng
      By controlling the synthesized conditions such as the compositions, pH and hydrothermal temperature of the In (or NH4)-V-O compounds, the structural information have been determined with the potential application in the hydrogen evolving efficiency. When the addition of ammonium ions to adjust the pH with the hydrothermal time of 4h, there is a maximum hydrogen production of 140.8μmol/g·cat. The maximum hydrogen production reaches at pH of 5. In addition, the (NH4)2V6O16 phase in the synthesized InVO4 has been observed. This crystalline ammonia vanadium-based material is capable to perform the photocatalysis process in hydrogen evolving.

      PubDate: 2017-09-26T08:15:15Z
       
 
 
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