Synthesis of Chalcone Using LDH/Graphene Nanocatalysts of Different Compositions
AbstractLayered double hydroxides (LDH) or their derived mixed oxides present marked acid-base properties useful in catalysis, but they are generally agglomerated, inducing weak accessibility to the active sites. In the search for improving dispersion and accessibility of the active sites and for controlling the hydrophilic/hydrophobic balance in the catalysts, nanocomposite materials appear among the most attractive. In this study, a series of nanocomposites composed of LDH and reduced graphene oxide (rGO), were successfully obtained by direct coprecipitation and investigated as base catalysts for the Claisen–Schmidt condensation reaction between acetophenone and benzaldehyde. After activation, the LDH-rGO nanocomposites exhibited improved catalytic properties compared to bare LDH. Moreover, they reveal great versatility to tune the selectivity through their composition and the nature or the absence of solvent. This is due to the enhanced basicity of the nanocomposites as the LDH content increases which is assigned to the higher dispersion of the nanoplatelets in comparison to bulk LDH. Lewis-type basic sites of higher strength and accessibility are thus created. The nature of the solvent mainly acts through its acidity able to poison the basic sites of the nanocatalysts. View Full-Text
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Álvarez, M.G.; Crivoi, D.G.; Medina, F.; Tichit, D. Synthesis of Chalcone Using LDH/Graphene Nanocatalysts of Different Compositions. ChemEngineering 2019, 3, 29.
Álvarez MG, Crivoi DG, Medina F, Tichit D. Synthesis of Chalcone Using LDH/Graphene Nanocatalysts of Different Compositions. ChemEngineering. 2019; 3(1):29.Chicago/Turabian Style
Álvarez, Mayra G.; Crivoi, Dana G.; Medina, Francesc; Tichit, Didier. 2019. "Synthesis of Chalcone Using LDH/Graphene Nanocatalysts of Different Compositions." ChemEngineering 3, no. 1: 29.
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