Journal of Catalysis, Vol.300, 9-19, 2013
Pt nanoparticles supported on highly dispersed TiO2 coated on SBA-15 as an efficient and recyclable catalyst for liquid-phase hydrogenation
A series of TiO2@SBA-15 composites with different TiO2 loadings have been synthesized through hydrolysis of tetrabutyl orthotitanate via a facile sol gel method in the presence of SBA-15 mesoporous silica. The TiO2@SBA-15 composites retain the mesostructure of the SBA-15 host, and TiO2 is highly dispersed and uniformly coated. The TiO2@SBA-15 composites serve as remarkable supports for Pt nanoparticles, which can be applied efficiently to the liquid-phase hydrogenation of benzaldehyde, its derivatives, and other unsaturated compounds under mild conditions. Of particular note is that the Pt/TiO2@SBA-15 catalysts can be reused several times without distinct loss in activity or selectivity. The more electron-deficient surface state, together with the structural and physicochemical features of Pt/TiO2@SBA-15 catalysts, would improve the catalytic activity and reusability toward the liquid-phase hydrogenation of unsaturated compounds. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords:TiO2@SBA-15 composites;Pt nanoparticles;Liquid-phase hydrogenation;Benzaldehyde;Unsaturated compounds