Naturally Nano: Magnetically Separable Nanocomposites from Natural Resources for Advanced Catalytic Applications

Rick A. D. Arancon, Zeid A. Al Othman, Thomas Len, Kaimin Shih, Leonid Voskressensky, Rafael Luque
2022 Catalysts  
The present manuscript describes the use of silk cocoons as a structuring agent for the formation of an iron-based active phase for the controlled oxidation of benzyl alcohol. Different samples were prepared using different calcination temperatures. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy showed a higher proportion of alpha-Fe2O3 phase and a higher global crystallinity at superior calcination temperature. In terms of catalytic activity, the sample treated at 500 °C presented the
more » ... ighest conversion reaching 47%, with selectivity in benzaldehyde of 75.9%.
doi:10.3390/catal12111337 fatcat:kfhshoot3bcyfdxaz3z7mbxx6e