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One-Pot Synthesis of 1,2-Pentanediol via the Bifunctional Catalyst of Ti-MWW Strengthened by CeO2 Nanoparticles


Bifunctional mesoporous catalyst CeO2/Ti-MWW with active ceria nanoparticles prepared by ultrasonic impregnation. The mesoporous structure and unique redox property of ceria increased the active site, specific surface area and acid site of Ti-MWW. Compared with traditional multi-step process, a one-pot synthesis of 1,2-pentanediol (1,2-PeD) using CeO2/Ti-MWW as catalyst is developed to effectively shorten the synthetic route and avoid the separation of intermediates. At the same time, 5%CeO2/Ti-MWW exhibited a more excellent highly efficient catalysis for oxidative hydration than Ti-MWW with the 94.2% conversion and 91.07% selectivity. Moreover, the high catalytic activity is attributed to the synergistic strengthening effect between CeO2 and Ti-MWW bicatalysts for realizing an atomically economical and safe process of 1,2-PeD.

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Nano catalyst CeO2/Ti-MWW was prepared by ultrasonic impregnation. A green process for efficient preparation of 1,2-PeD from 1-pentene was proposed via CeO2/Ti-MWW.

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The authors are thankful for the financial support from the Natural Science Foundation of ShanDong Province (ZR2020MB130) and Integrated university and city development program of Zibo (2019ZBXC342).

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Diao, T., Chu, Q., Du, D. et al. One-Pot Synthesis of 1,2-Pentanediol via the Bifunctional Catalyst of Ti-MWW Strengthened by CeO2 Nanoparticles. Catal Lett (2021).

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  • Cerium oxide
  • Ti-MWW
  • Oxidative hydration
  • 1,2-Pentanediol
  • Tandem catalysis