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Preparation of iron oxide nanocatalysts and application in the liquid phase oxidation of benzene


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A series of iron oxide nanocatalysts were prepared using an ultrasonically assisted co-precipitation technique. Molybdenum promoted Fe3O4 and Fe2O3 were prepared from the original materials by wet impregnation using a solution of ammonium molybdate. The catalysts were tested in the liquid phase oxidation of benzene at atmospheric pressure and at 60°C using molecular oxygen. Phenol yields between 7% and 14.5% were obtained. The major products were pyrogallol and catechol.









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9 - 6 - 2015


  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Engineering, Reactor Technology Research Group, Durban 4041, South Africa
  • Energy Engineering International, Durban, 3610, South Africa
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Engineering, Reactor Technology Research Group, Durban 4041, South Africa


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