Synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties of SeMCM-41 molecular sieves: Oxidation of 2-methylnaphthalene to 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone

N. Narender, K. Suresh Kumar Reddy, K. V.V. Krishna Mohan, S. J. Kulkarni, Angela Koeckritrz, K. V. Raghavan

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    14 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    Selenium substituted MCM-41(SeMCM-41) samples have been synthesized by using hydrothermal method and characterized by spectroscopic techniques. The oxidation of 2-methylnaphthalene to 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of SeMCM-41 as catalyst in acetic acid is described. The catalyst exhibits excellent substrate conversion and product selectivity. It was found to be a true heterogeneous catalyst as the activity was practically unaffected upon recycling. The highest conversion at highest selectivity has been obtained at 100 C. Different parameters effecting the oxidation of 2-methylnaphthalene with hydrogen peroxide on SeMCM-41 are described.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)337-343
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Porous Materials
    Volume18
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • 2-methylnaphthalene
    • Hydrogen peroxide
    • Oxidation
    • SeMCM-41

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties of SeMCM-41 molecular sieves: Oxidation of 2-methylnaphthalene to 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this