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- Tuning the acidic properties of aluminas via sol-gel synthesis: New findings on the active site of alumina-catalyzed epoxidation with hydrogen peroxide
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- RWTH Aachen University
- This study answers several pending questions about alumina-catalyzed epoxidation with aqueous 70 wt% H2O2. To evaluate the effect of the water-to-aluminum tri-sec-butoxide molar ratio, this was systematically changed from 1 to 24. The xerogels were calcined at 450 degrees C and gave different gamma-Al2O3's with distinct textural and acidic properties. A combination of Al-27 MAS NMR and TPD-NH3 results of calcined aluminas allowed us to assign the type la. Al-OH sites as the catalytic sites for epoxidation. The type Ib Al-OH sites have no function in catalytic epoxidation, because ethyl acetate poisons these sites. The strong acid sites of types IIa, IIb, and III Al-OH groups are responsible for the undesired H2O2 decomposition and decreased oxidant selectivity. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Journal of Catalysis. San Diego: Academic Press Inc. Elsevier B.V., v. 244, n. 1, p. 92-101, 2006.
- Elsevier B.V.
- sol-gel alumina
- catalytic epoxidation
- hydrogen peroxide
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