Jump to main content
Jump to site search


Highly dispersed copper (oxide) nanoparticles prepared on SBA-15 partially occluded with the P123 surfactant: toward the design of active hydrogenation catalysts

Author affiliations

Abstract

Copper (oxide) nanoparticles with dispersion and size ranging from highly dispersed nanoparticles confined within the intra-wall pores to nanoparticles confined within the main mesopores can be simply produced via incipient wetness impregnation by using mesoporous silica supports containing the structure directing agent P123 partially occluding the intra-wall pores of SBA-15. Remarkably high copper dispersions of 69.5 down to 25.9% for metal loadings from 5 to 20 wt% were achieved as a result of the dual effect of the presence of surface silanol groups and the unique confining space between the silica walls and residual P123 in the intra-wall pores. The copper catalysts demonstrated outstanding activities in the hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde, with TOF values ranging from 5.1 × 10−3 to 22.1 × 10−3 s−1, which are much higher than those of other supported copper catalysts reported elsewhere and prepared using conventional approaches.

Graphical abstract: Highly dispersed copper (oxide) nanoparticles prepared on SBA-15 partially occluded with the P123 surfactant: toward the design of active hydrogenation catalysts

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 19 May 2017, accepted on 23 Jul 2017 and first published on 24 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01015J
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, Advance Article
  •   Request permissions

    Highly dispersed copper (oxide) nanoparticles prepared on SBA-15 partially occluded with the P123 surfactant: toward the design of active hydrogenation catalysts

    B. Dragoi, I. Mazilu, A. Chirieac, C. Ciotonea, A. Ungureanu, E. Marceau, E. Dumitriu and S. Royer, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01015J

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements