Selective hydroxylation of cyclohexene over Fe-bipyridine complexes encapsulated into Y-type zeolite under environment-friendly conditions

Syuhei Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Fukura, Keiko Takiguchi, Chiharu Fujita, Maiko Nishibori, Yasutake Teraoka, Hidenori Yahiro

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Fe-bipyridine complexes encapsulated into Na-Y ([Fe(bpy)3]2+@Y) were prepared and their catalytic activities for oxidation of cyclohexene with hydrogen peroxide in CH3CN and H2O solvents were investigated. The prepared [Fe(bpy)3]2+@Y was characterized by several methods and it was found that slightly distorted or compressed [Fe(bpy)3]2+ ions were formed within supercages of Y-type zeolite. [Fe(bpy)3]2+@Y catalyst exhibited both higher activity and higher selectivity to 2-cyclohexen-1-ol in water solvent than another Fe catalysts. In addition, the selective hydroxylation of cyclohexene to 2-cyclohexen-1-ol with molecular oxygen was successfully achieved for [Fe(bpy)3]2+@Y catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-267
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue numberPB
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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