A highly efficient iron doped BaTiO3 nanocatalyst for the catalytic reduction of nitrobenzene to azoxybenzene

Ch Srilakshmi, H. Vijay Kumar, K. Praveena, C. Shivakumara, M. Muralidhar Nayak

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Abstract

In the present study, we report an efficient and high yielding catalytic reduction of nitrobenzene in the presence of 2-propanol or molecular H 2 over Fe doped BaTiO3 nanocatalysts. This method provides 100% conversion of nitrobenzene with 93% and 95% AOB yield with 2-propanol and molecular H2 under the described experimental conditions, thus leading to efficient synthesis of azoxybenzene from nitrobenzene. The optimum Fe content to obtain high azoxybenzene yields was 2.5% and 10% in the presence of 2-propanol and molecular H2 respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18881-18884
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Volume4
Issue number36
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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