Aqueous phase epoxidation of 1-butene catalyzed by suspension of Au/TiO2+TS-1

Jian Jiang, Harold H Kung, Mayfair Kung*, Jiantai Ma

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Abstract

A combination of two catalysts, Au/TiO2 and TS-1 were used to catalyze the demanding reaction of butene epoxidation in an aqueous solution using molecular oxygen under very mild reaction conditions. Peroxy initiator was not necessary but carbon monoxide as a sacrificial reductant was needed. Carbon monoxide conversions increase with time on stream suggesting the generation of a highly active aqueous phase CO oxidation catalyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-287
Number of pages8
JournalGold Bulletin
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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