Novel Hierarchically Ordered Porous Vanado-Silicate Nanocomposites for the Application in Industrial Catalysis

M. Howard, J. Whittle, F. Zhang, D. Zhao, T. Sen
University of Central Lancashire, UK

Keywords: porous nanocomposites, vanado-silicate, oxidation catalysis, hierarchical ordering

Summary:

A novel hierarchically ordered porous vanado-silicate nanocompsoites were fabricated with isolated vanadium species with well dispersed state in the porous martrix for the oxidation of bulkier organic molecules i.e cyclooctene for the selective production of cyclooctene oxide (epoxide) using hydrogen peroxide as an oxidising agent.