Catalysis Letters

, Volume 35, Issue 3–4, pp 327–334 | Cite as

Low temperature, efficient synthesis of new As(V)-silicate molecular sieves with MFI topology and their catalytic properties in oxidation reactions

  • Asim Bhaumik
  • S. G. Hegde
  • Rajiv Kumar


New MFI type arseno-silicate molecular sieves (As(V)-MFI), synthesized for the first time, can be crystallized at lower temperature (70–90‡C) in 1–3 days under hydrothermal conditions. Interestingly, these As(V)-MFI molecular sieves can be synthesized even faster than the As-free silicalite-1 under identical conditions. Further, the crystallization becomes faster with the increase in As content of the reaction mixture, contrary to the observations made on all the other high silica molecular sieves, so far. These microporous As(V)-silicates exhibit significant catalytic activity in (i) phenol hydroxylation using 30% aq. H2O2 (ca. 55% H2O2 efficiency) and (ii) oxidative dehydrogenation of 2-butanol and benzyl alcohol using air under fixed bed vapor phase reaction conditions exhibiting ca. 75–85% selectivity towards 2-butanone and benzaldehyde+benzoic acid, respectively.


As(V)-silicate molecular sieves MFI type As zeolite catalyst oxidation catalysis phenol hydroxylation with H2O2 oxidative dehydrogenation alcohols air or O2 


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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Asim Bhaumik
    • 1
  • S. G. Hegde
    • 1
  • Rajiv Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Catalysis DivisionNational Chemical LaboratoryPuneIndia

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