Platinum nanoparticles supported on polymeric ionic liquid functionalized magnetic silica: effective and reusable heterogeneous catalysts for the selective oxidation of alcohols in water†
In this research, the syntheses of core–shell magnetic silica nanostructures, functionalized by a polymeric ionic liquid and immobilization of platinum nanoparticles, are described. Firstly, the magnetic silica nanoparticles were synthesized and modified using an amine-containing organosilane through a single-step process. The synthesized nanostructures were functionalized by the synthesis and polymerization of a pyridinium ionic liquid and a methyl methacrylate monomer, respectively, onto their surfaces. The platinum nanoparticles were immobilized on the functionalized nanoparticles. The obtained functionalized nanostructures have been used in the selective aerobic oxidation, in an aqueous medium, of primary and encumbered secondary aliphatic alcohols, and exhibit high activity at mild temperatures.