Catalysis Letters

, Volume 130, Issue 3, pp 489–495

Gold Nanoparticles Stabilized by Task-Specific Oligomeric Ionic Liquid for Styrene Epoxidation Without Using VOCs as Solvent

Authors

  • Lirong Luo
    • Key Lab of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province, Institute of Fine Catalysis and SynthesisHunan Normal University
    • Key Lab of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province, Institute of Fine Catalysis and SynthesisHunan Normal University
  • Rong Tan
    • Key Lab of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province, Institute of Fine Catalysis and SynthesisHunan Normal University
  • Yong Jin
    • Key Lab of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province, Institute of Fine Catalysis and SynthesisHunan Normal University
    • Technology CenterChina Tobacco Hunan Industrial Corporation
  • Dulin Yin
    • Key Lab of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province, Institute of Fine Catalysis and SynthesisHunan Normal University
    • Key Lab of Sustainable Resources Processing and Advanced Materials of Hunan Province, Institute of Fine Catalysis and SynthesisHunan Normal University
    • Technology CenterChina Tobacco Hunan Industrial Corporation
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-009-9979-x

Cite this article as:
Luo, L., Yu, N., Tan, R. et al. Catal Lett (2009) 130: 489. doi:10.1007/s10562-009-9979-x

Abstract

An oligomer of ionic liquid containing imidazolium and disulfide groups, which is miscible with the ionic liquid of [Bmim]PF6, was synthesized and used to stabilize gold nanoparticles. As such, epoxidation of styrene could be catalyzed by the oligomeric ionic liquid-stabilized gold nanoparticles in the nonvolatile [Bmim]PF6 without using any VOC as solvent. Under optimum reaction conditions, a styrene conversion of 100% with the selectivity to styrene oxide of 90% was obtained.

Keywords

Gold nanoparticles Ionic liquid Styrene Epoxidation

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