MRC  Vol.4 No.1 , January 2015
Green and Efficient Oxidation of Octanol by Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Supported on Activated Carbon
Abstract: Iron oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by precipitation method and supported on activated carbon. The catalyst thus obtained was characterized by various physicochemical techniques, and used for the liquid phase dehydrogenation/oxidation of octanol in a batch reactor at various temperatures in the range 30 °C - 60 °C. Maximum conversion of octanol to octanal was attained at 60°C in 30 min. However, with longer reaction time, the selectivity of the catalyst was found to change in favor of octene as a product. The catalyst could be recovered and reused multiple times without any decline in its catalytic performance.
Cite this paper: Sadiq, M. , Aman, R. , Hussain, S. , Zia, M. , Rahman, N. and Saeed, M. (2015) Green and Efficient Oxidation of Octanol by Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Supported on Activated Carbon. Modern Research in Catalysis, 4, 28-35. doi: 10.4236/mrc.2015.41004.

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