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Preparation, characterization, and catalytic performances of a pyrazine dicarboxylate-bridging rare-earth-containing polytungstoarsenate aggregate for selective oxidation of thiophenes and deep desulfurization of model fuels

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A new polytungstoarsenate, K6LiH6[Ce4(H2O)14(pzdc)(H2pzdc)As3W29O103]·22H2O (1) (H2pzdc = 2,3-pyrazinedicarboxylic acid), was synthesized via a conventional aqueous solution method. In this synthetic approach, the organic ligand pyrazine dicarboxylate acid was introduced into the arsenotungstate system. The synthesized compound 1 was well characterized using elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The catalytic activity of compound 1 was tested in acetonitrile to oxidize organosulfur compounds (benzothiophene (BT) and dibenzothiophene (DBT)) with hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant at room temperature. Two substrates were oxidized to their corresponding sulfones with high conversion and selectivity. Taking advantage of this remarkable catalytic move, the 1/H2O2/CH3CN system was further utilized in the oxidation of model fuels (MF) including a mixture of BT and DBT in octane. As a result, the organosulfur compounds in the model fuels were fully converted into their corresponding sulfones. Furthermore, the fluorescence properties of 1 were also investigated.

Graphical abstract: Preparation, characterization, and catalytic performances of a pyrazine dicarboxylate-bridging rare-earth-containing polytungstoarsenate aggregate for selective oxidation of thiophenes and deep desulfurization of model fuels

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2018, accepted on 14 Jun 2018 and first published on 15 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01243A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 9677-9684
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    Preparation, characterization, and catalytic performances of a pyrazine dicarboxylate-bridging rare-earth-containing polytungstoarsenate aggregate for selective oxidation of thiophenes and deep desulfurization of model fuels

    Y. Niu, Q. Xu, Y. Wang, Z. Li, J. Lu, P. Ma, C. Zhang, J. Niu and J. Wang, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 9677
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01243A

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