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Catalytic activity and selectivity of reusable α-MoO3 nanobelts toward oxidation of olefins and sulfides using economical peroxides

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Abstract

The novel catalytic activity of α-MoO3 nanobelts prepared by a new and safe sol–gel method for the epoxidation of olefins and oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides using H2O2 in ethanol as a safe solvent has been exploited. The reactions also proceeded efficiently in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP). Good/high yields and excellent selectivity resulted. The ammonia TPD profile demonstrated strong acidic sites in synthesized α-MoO3 nanobelts, which generated different catalytic activity than the bulk material. The separation and reuse of this heterogeneous nanocatalyst was simple, effective and economical in the presented oxidation methods.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic activity and selectivity of reusable α-MoO3 nanobelts toward oxidation of olefins and sulfides using economical peroxides

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The article was received on 15 Aug 2013, accepted on 04 Oct 2013 and first published on 04 Oct 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA44404J
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 1601-1608
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    Catalytic activity and selectivity of reusable α-MoO3 nanobelts toward oxidation of olefins and sulfides using economical peroxides

    M. Jafarpour, M. Ghahramaninezhad and A. Rezaeifard, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 1601
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA44404J

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