CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN CIENCIAS APLICADAS "DR. JORGE J. RONCO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Complex Heteropolytungstates as catalysts in the selective oxidation of diphenylsulfide to diphenylsulfoxide in presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide
EGUSQUIZA, MARÍA GABRIELA; BEN TAYEB, KARIMA; MUÑOZ, MERCEDES; ROMANELLI, GUSTAVO; CABELLO, CARMEN I.; BOTTO, IRMA L.; THOMAS, HORACIO J.
Congreso; VI Word Congress on oxidation catalysis; 2009
The activity of complex heteropolytungstates of general formula [MII4(H2O)2(PW9O34)2]10-(1) with M(II)= Co, Zn, Mn and Cu (PWM) was investigated in the selective oxidation of diphenylsulfide to diphenylsulfoxide in presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide as oxidant. The characterization was performed by XRD, DRS, FTIR and Raman. All phases are isomorphous, although PWCu is obtained as a mixture of (1) and two structural isomers. The reaction was carried out in batch at 80°C, in toluene, for 6 h. The diphenylsulfide conversions were 60-84% and selectivity to diphenylsulfoxide was ~95 %. PWCu was the most active catalyst. The activity was correlated with the oxidant character of the M(II).