Structural Properties and Catalytic Activity of Binary Poly (vinyl alcohol)/Al2O3 Nanocomposite Film for Synthesis of Thiazoles
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Taibah University, Al-Madinah Almunawrah 30002, Saudi Arabia
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Taibah University, Al-Madinah Almunawrah, Yanbu 46423, Saudi Arabia
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt
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Catalysts 2020, 10(1), 100; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10010100
Received: 14 December 2019 / Revised: 31 December 2019 / Accepted: 7 January 2020 / Published: 10 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalysis in Heterocyclic and Organometallic Synthesis)
A solution casting technique was applied to prepare a binary poly (vinyl alcohol)/Al2O3 nanocomposite. The structural properties of nanocomposite were investigated using Fourier-transform infrared spectra, field emission scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray analyses, and X-ray diffraction. The hybrid PVA/Al2O3 film exhibited a conspicuous catalytic performance for synthesis of thiazole derivatives under mild reaction conditions. Moreover, the optimization of catalytic efficiency and reusability of this nanocomposite have been investigated.