Hybrid catalysts based on N-heterocyclic carbene anchored on hierarchical zeolites

Enrica Gianotti, Ivana Miletto, Chiara Ivaldi, Geo Paul, Leonardo Marchese, Marta Meazza, Ramon Rios, Robert Raja

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Hybrid materials have been synthesized by anchoring a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) precursor on different inorganic zeolitic supports with hierarchical porosity, in particular hierarchical HZSM-5 and SAPO-5. Hierarchical porous inorganic supports have been obtained both by top-down and bottom-up approaches and the role of hierarchical porosity has been evaluated. A detailed physico-chemical characterization has been performed on the organic-inorganic hybrids using a multi-technique approach (XRD, volumetric and thermogravimetric analysis, ssNMR and FTIR) in order to establish a structure-property relationship. The hybrids were tested in the benzoin condensation reaction of furfural, a base catalyzed reaction.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)35336-35344
Number of pages9
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number61
StatePublished - 2019


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