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Support enhanced alpha-pinene isomerization over HPW/SBA-15

Frattini, L; Isaacs, MA; Parlett, CMA; Wilson, K; Kyriakou, G; Lee, AF; (2017) Support enhanced alpha-pinene isomerization over HPW/SBA-15. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental , 200 pp. 10-18. 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.06.064. Green open access

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A family of mesoporous SBA-15 supported H3PW12O40 (HPW) catalysts were synthesized by wet-impregnation and compared with fumed silica analogues for the solventless isomerization of α-pinene under mild conditions. Structural and acidic properties of supported HPW materials were characterized by powder XRD, HRTEM, XPS, TGA, N2 porosimetry, DRIFTS, and ammonia and propylamine chemisorption and TPD. The high area, mesoporous SBA-15 architecture facilitates the formation of highly dispersed (isolated or low dimensional) HPW clusters and concomitant high acid site densities (up to 0.54 mmol g−1) relative to fumed silica wherein large HPW crystallites are formed even at low HPW loadings. α-Pinene exhibits a volcano dependence on HPW loading over the SBA-15 support due to competition between the number and accessibility of acid sites to the non-polar reactant, with the superior acid site accessibility for HPW/SBA-15 conferring a 10-fold rate enhancement with respect to HPW/fumed silica and pure HPW. Monocyclic limonene and terpinolene products are favoured over polycyclic camphene and β-pinene by weaker polyoxometallate analogues over SBA-15.

Type: Article
Title: Support enhanced alpha-pinene isomerization over HPW/SBA-15
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.06.064
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.06.064
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Heteropolyacid, SBA-15, α-Pinene, Phosphotungstic acid
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10053305
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