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Effect of Mesoporous Chitosan Action and Coordination on the Catalytic Activity of Mesoporous Chitosan-Grafted Cobalt Tetrakis(p-Sulfophenyl)Porphyrin for Ethylbenzene Oxidation

Guangxi Colleges and Universities Key Laboratory of Applied Chemistry Technology and Resource Development, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, Guangxi, China
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Catalysts 2018, 8(5), 199; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8050199
Received: 10 April 2018 / Revised: 4 May 2018 / Accepted: 4 May 2018 / Published: 10 May 2018
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Abstract

To simulate the active site cavity structure function and axial coordination of cytochrome P-450 enzymes, mesoporous chitosan(mesp-CTS) was used as a scaffold for a meso-sized cavity to immobilize cobalt tetrakis(p-sulphophenyl)porphyrin chloride(Co TPPS). Immobilization was achieved via an acid–base reaction and axial coordination of the H2N-C group to the Co ion in Co TPPS, thus forming the biomimetic catalyst Co TPPS/mesp-CTS. Several approaches, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET)technique, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy, thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry (TG-DSC), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), were used to characterize the grafted catalyst. The catalytic performance of Co TPPS/mesp-CTS in ethylbenzene oxidation without any solvents and additives was investigated. The results showed that only 0.96 × 10 mol of Co TPPS grafted onto mesp-CTS could be recycled three times for 200 mL of ethylbenzene oxidation, with an average yield of 44.6% and selectivity of 68.8%. The highly efficient catalysis can be attributed to promotion by mesp-CTS, including the effect of the mesoporous structure and the axial coordination to the Co ion in Co TPPS. This biomimetic methodology provides a method for clean production of acetophenone via ethylbenzene oxidation. View Full-Text
Keywords: mesoporous chitosan; cobalt porphyrin; acetophenone; ethylbenzene oxidation mesoporous chitosan; cobalt porphyrin; acetophenone; ethylbenzene oxidation
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Huang, G.; Mo, L.Q.; Wei, Y.X.; Zhou, H.; Guo, Y.A.; Wei, S.J. Effect of Mesoporous Chitosan Action and Coordination on the Catalytic Activity of Mesoporous Chitosan-Grafted Cobalt Tetrakis(p-Sulfophenyl)Porphyrin for Ethylbenzene Oxidation. Catalysts 2018, 8, 199.

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