Halloysite Nanotubes Supported Gold Catalyst for Cyclohexene Oxidation with Molecular Oxygen
Zhen-Yu Cai, Ming-Qiao Zhu, Huan Dai, Yi Liu, Jian-Xin Mao, Xin-Zhi Chen, Chao-Hong He
DOI: 10.4236/aces.2011.11003   PDF    HTML     6,676 Downloads   13,221 Views   Citations


The selective oxidation of cyclohexene to 2-cyclohexene-1-ol and 2-cyclohexene-1-one has been investi-gated over Au/HNTs (HNTs: halloysite nanotubes) catalysts with molecular oxygen in a solvent-free system. The catalysts were prepared by deposition precipitation method and characterized by ICP-AES, TEM and XRD. The results show that the catalytic performance of Au/HNTs is quite well and the catalytic activity over recycled catalyst remains highly. Moreover, the nano-size effect of gold is also reported for the reaction.

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Cai, Z. , Zhu, M. , Dai, H. , Liu, Y. , Mao, J. , Chen, X. and He, C. (2011) Halloysite Nanotubes Supported Gold Catalyst for Cyclohexene Oxidation with Molecular Oxygen. Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, 1, 15-19. doi: 10.4236/aces.2011.11003.

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