Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 53, Issue 20, pp 14241–14249 | Cite as

Preparation, characterization and catalytic oxidation properties of silica composites immobilized with cationic metalloporphyrins

  • Dongbo Zhao
  • Yongsong Wang
  • Yujing Xu
  • Ning WangEmail author
  • Jun LiEmail author
Chemical routes to materials


Herein, the metalloporphyrins Co(II) (5, 10, 15, 20-tetra (4-(3-(N-ethyl-4-pyridyl)pyrazolyl)phenyl)porphyrin) (CoTEtPyP) and Mn(III) (5, 10, 15, 20-tetra(4-(3-(N-ethyl-4-pyridyl)pyrazolyl)phenyl)porphyrin) (MnTEtPyP(OAc)) were synthesized and characterized spectroscopically. The cationic metalloporphyrins were firstly immobilized on the surface of SiO2 by electrostatic attractions with hydrothermal method to get the gels. Then, the gels were extracted by supercritical CO2 to remove the redundant solvent molecules and the unreacted metal salt. The structures and properties of porphyrin–SiO2 porous composites (PSC1 and PSC2) were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscope, powder X-ray diffraction, thermalgravimetric analysis and nitrogen sorption measurements. N2 absorptions have verified that the porous materials have large BET surface area and big N2 uptake capacity. The composites also have shown higher specific surface area and superior thermal stability. The catalytic activities of the new PSCs to the ethylbenzene oxidation carried out indicated that both of them exhibit highly selectivity of acetophenone (> 99%) with the conversion of 87.6% (PSC1) and 93.0% (PSC2), respectively.



The authors gratefully acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundation of China [Grant Numbers 21671158, 21271148 and 21773184] for the financial support of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry & Materials ScienceNorthwest UniversityXi’anChina

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