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An immobilized molybdenum acetylacetonate complex on expanded starch for the epoxidation of stillingia oil

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Abstract

An active heterogeneous catalyst, namely a molybdenum acetylacetonate complex immobilized on expanded corn starch (ECS-MoO2(acac)2), was prepared and its catalytic activity for epoxidation of stillingia oil with tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) was investigated. The heterogeneous catalysts were characterized using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetry and differential thermal analyses, scanning electron microscopy, N2 adsorption–desorption and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. By using this catalyst, an environmentally benign process for epoxide production in a heterogeneous manner was developed. The catalyst could be recovered easily and reused without significant degradation in its activity for at least 5 times.

Graphical abstract: An immobilized molybdenum acetylacetonate complex on expanded starch for the epoxidation of stillingia oil

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2015, accepted on 12 Oct 2015 and first published on 12 Oct 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA14581C
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RSC Adv., 2015,5, 91558-91563

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    An immobilized molybdenum acetylacetonate complex on expanded starch for the epoxidation of stillingia oil

    M. Hong, M. Yao and H. Pan, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 91558
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA14581C

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