Iron oxide colloids and their heterogenization by silica sol–gel entrapment: Catalytic and magnetic properties
Fe3O4 colloids modified by the chiral ligand cinchonidine were prepared with the goal of obtaining a magnetic and catalytic nano-material and were subsequently embedded in silica to form a heterogeneous catalyst. The systems were characterized by TEM and XRD measurements, while the Mössbauer technique was applied for measuring the magnetic properties of the Fe3O4 colloids. The hyperfine magnetic field distribution was consistent with one type of Fe oxide, namely, the magnetite (Fe3O4). These colloids, both as ‘quasi-homogenous catalysts’ (or soluble heterogeneous catalysts) and embedded in silica (heterogeneous catalysts) were employed in the selective hydrogenolysis of complex bicyclo[2.2.2]oct-7-enes (bicyclo[2.2.2]oct-2-enes when unsubstituted).
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Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 346, Issues 1–2, 31 August 2008, Pages 28–35