Immobilization of a molybdenum complex on the surface of magnetic nanoparticles for the catalytic epoxidation of olefins

Zare M., Moradi-Shoeili Z., Bagherzadeh M., Akbayrak S., ÖZKAR S.

NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, cilt.40, sa.2, ss.1580-1586, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1039/c5nj02218e
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1580-1586


Novel organic inorganic hybrid heterogeneous nanocatalysts were obtained by covalent anchoring of a molybdenum(vi) complex of salicylidene 2-picoloyl hydrazine, MoO2(sal-phz)(CH3OH), (1) on the surface of magnetic nanoparticles functionalized by one of two routes: in the first method, the surface of magnetic nanoparticles is directly modified with 3-chloropropyltrimethoxysilane yielding 1A. In the second method, magnetic nanoparticles were silica-coated with tetraethoxysilane and then with 3-chloropropyltrimethoxysilane yielding the intermediate 2B. Then complex 1 was grafted on the surface of 1A or 2B through covalent interaction yielding 2A or 3B, respectively. The nanocatalysts 2A and 3B were characterized by FT-IR, XRD, SEM, TGA, EDX and vibrating sample magnetometry techniques. Nanocomposite 2A shows a much higher catalytic activity and stability in liquid phase epoxidation reactions, with t-BuOOH as the oxidant, compared to that of 3B. Additionally, the results of comparative study show that 2A is more active and reusable than the Mo complex immobilized SBA-15.