Selective epoxidation of styrene to styrene oxide by TBHP using simple transition metal oxides (NiO, CoO or MoO3) as highly active environmentally-friendly catalyst
Simple transition metal oxides, such as NiO, CoO or MoO3, etc. show high catalytic activity for the selective epoxidation of styrene to styrene oxide by TBHP. The order of choice for different transition metal oxides for epoxidation is NiO > CoO > MoO3 > Cr2O3 > Fe2O3 > ZnO ⩾ U3O8 >> TiO2 >> MnO2.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 10, Issue 2, 15 November 2008, Pages 205–207