Magnetic Fe3O4@SiO2-Pt and Fe3O4@SiO2-Pt@SiO2 Structures for HDN of Indole

Dinamarca, Robinson; Valles, Verónica; Ledesma, Brenda; Campos, Cristian H.; Pecchi, Gina; Beltramone, Andrea


The effect of a second porous SiO2 shell in the activity and selectivity of the Fe3O4@SiO2-Pt catalyst in the hydrodenitrogenation of indole is reported. The double Fe3O4@SiO2-Pt@SiO2 structure was prepared by coating Fe3O4 nanoparticles with tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) with a further impregnation of 1.0 wt.% of Pt on the (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane functionalized Fe3O4@SiO2 structures. The second porous SiO2 shell, obtained by using a hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) template, covered the Fe3O4@SiO2-Pt catalyst with a well-defined and narrow pore-sized distribution. The full characterization by TEM, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), XRD, and N-2 adsorption isotherm at 77 K and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) of the catalysts indicates homogeneous core@shell structures with a controlled nano-size of metallic Pt. A significant effect of the double SiO2 shell in the catalytic performance was demonstrated by both a higher activity to eliminate the nitrogen atom of the indole molecule present in model liquid fuel and the improvement of the catalytic stability reaching four consecutive reaction cycles with only a slight conversion level decrease.

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Título según WOS: Magnetic Fe3O4@SiO2-Pt and Fe3O4@SiO2-Pt@SiO2 Structures for HDN of Indole
Título según SCOPUS: Magnetic Fe3O4atSiO2-Pt and Fe3O4atSiO2-PtatSiO2 structures for HDN of indole
Título de la Revista: MATERIALS
Volumen: 12
Número: 23
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Idioma: English