Rhodium complexes supported on nanoporous activated carbon for selective hydroformylation of olefins

Venkata Subba Rao Ganga, Aasif A. Dabbawala, K. Munusamy, Sayed H.R. Abdi, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Noor ul H. Khan, Hari C. Bajaj

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    Abstract

    Activated carbon with nanoporous structure, high surface area (2500 m2/g) and total pore volume (2.35 cm3/g) was prepared from Mango seed shell (Mangifera indica L.) via chemical activation method and used as support to impregnate active hydroformylation rhodium complexes HRhCO(PPh3)3 and Rh(acac)(CO)2. The prepared catalysts were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, NMR, IR, TGA, and N2 adsorption/desorption techniques. The supported catalysts have shown excellent selectivity for aldehydes (~ 99%) in the hydroformylation of olefins with good stability and recyclability up to 4 cycles.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)21-24
    Number of pages4
    JournalCatalysis Communications
    Volume84
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Bio-wastes
    • High surface area
    • Hydroformylation
    • Microporous-mesoporous carbon
    • Olefins
    • Rhodium

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