Nature of the active sites in Al-MCM-41 nano-structured catalysts for the selective rearrangement of cyclohexanone oxime toward ɛ-caprolactam

Authors
Vaschetto, Eliana Gabriela; Pecchi Sanchez, Gina Angela; Casuscelli, Sandra Graciela; Eimer, Griselda Alejandra
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Al-MCM-41 type nano-structured catalysts with different Al contents were prepared by direct hydrothermal synthesis. All the materials were characterized by XRD, N2 adsorption, TEM, SEM, ICP-OES, FT-IR and adsorption of pyridine coupled to FT-IR spectroscopy. The relationship between the Al contents in the synthesis gel and final solid, the degree of Al introduction in tetrahedral coordination into the framework, the formation of nest silanols and the relative density of the acidic hydroxyl sites has been exhaustively analyzed. We could corroborate that hydroxyl groups present in silanol nests are the direct responsible of the weakly acid character of our materials. Moreover, a critical concentration of framework Al seems to be necessary to generate such nests, after which the acid sites density is strongly increased, according the framework Al amount increasing. The enhancement in the density of acidic nest silanols (active sites for the selective rearrangement of cyclohexanone oxime toward ɛ-caprolactam) reached by increasing the Al content, permitted to us achieve a cyclohexanone oxime conversion about 66%. The ɛ-caprolactam selectivity was 100% for all the evaluated catalysts, indicating that the acidic strength was kept sufficiently weak to not catalyze the formation of by-products.
Fil: Vaschetto, Eliana Gabriela. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Química. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Córdoba. Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Química; Argentina
Fil: Pecchi Sanchez, Gina Angela. Universidad de Concepción; Chile
Fil: Casuscelli, Sandra Graciela. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Química. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Córdoba. Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Química; Argentina
Fil: Eimer, Griselda Alejandra. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Química. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Córdoba. Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Química; Argentina
Subject
Al contents
Al-MCM-41
Silanol nests
Acidic strength
ɛ-Caprolactam
Otras Ingeniería Química
Ingeniería Química
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
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Restricted access
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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