Technical Proceedings of the 2010 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Clean Technology 2010

Chapter 6: Green Chemistry, Building & Construction

Authors:
S.J.J. Titinchi, H.S. Abbo
Affilation:
University of the Western Cape, ZA
Pages:
279 - 282
Keywords:
green oxidant, hydroxylation of phenol, coordination polymer
Abstract:
New two coordination polymers, viz. [-CH2{Cu(bis-salan)}-]n and [-CH2{Mn(bis-salan).2H2O}-]n, where salan = 5,5’-methylene bis-salicylideneaniline.synthesis were synthesized and characterized. These coordination polymers were evaluated as heterogeneous catalysts for the liquid-phase hydroxylation of phenol using a green oxidant H2O2. The optimized reaction conditions were studied through variation of process parameters such as temperature, time, type of oxidants and solvents, volume of solvent, amount of catalyst and phenol to H2O2 molar ratio. The catalytic activity of the synthesized Cu-based catalyst (37 %) is higher than the Mn-based catalysts (22 %), while Mn-based catalyst shows a much higher selectivity to catechol (~ 96 %) than the Cu-based catalyst (~71 %).
Green and efficient hydroxylation of phenol using H2O2 catalyzed by coordination polymers
ISBN:
978-1-4398-3419-0
Pages:
482