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Catalytic activity of hexagonal MoO3 modified with silver, palladium and copper

Yuriy B. Trach, Oksana I. Makota, Lidiya V. Bulgakova, Tatsiana V. Sviridova and Dmitry V. Sviridov
From the journal Open Chemistry


Catalytic activity of solvothermally-synthesized hexagonal molybdenum trioxide (h-MoO3) in epoxidation of 1-octene by tert-butyl hydroperoxide and the effect of deposition of metal (Ag, Pd, Cu) nanoparticles on the properties of catalyst have been investigated. It has been shown that silver-modified MoO3 demonstrates the highest catalytic activity and selectivity in the reaction of 1,2-epoxyoctane formation, whereas MoO3 modified with Pd nanoparticles exhibits worse catalytic performance than bare MoO3; by contrast, copper-modified MoO3 does not catalyze the epoxidation reaction. The Ag/MoO3 catalyst was also found to be active in the reaction of 1-octene oxidation by molecular oxygen at the initial stage of the oxidation process.

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Received: 2013-11-23
Accepted: 2014-6-26
Published Online: 2014-11-1

© 2015 Yuriy B. Trach et al.

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