Enhanced Catalytic Performance Via Optimized Structural Properties for Dichlorotoluene Ammoxidation

  • Xiongjian LiEmail author
  • Chi Huang


A series of VO2 (B) nanostructures with different morphologies including nanobelts, urchins, and carambolas were hydrothermally synthesized and explored as catalyst precursors for ammoxidation of dichlorotoluene to optimize the structural properties. The catalytic results show the performance decreases in the following order: nanobelts> urchins> carambolas. On this basis, Cr doped VO2 (B) nanobelts were prepared and showed the yields of 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrle reaching up to 71.5%. This study provides valuable guidance on the design and development of highly effective ammoxidation catalysts.

Graphic Abstract

Different morphological VO2 (B) as well as Cr doped VO2 (B) were investigated in the ammoxidation of dichlorotoluene to optimize the structural properties.


VO2 (B) Various morphologies Dichlorotoluene Ammoxidation Nanobelt 



This work was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant 51572201).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringHubei Normal UniversityHuangshiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Chemistry and Molecular SciencesWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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