Keggin heteropolyacid supported on BN and C3N4: Comparison between catalytic and photocatalytic alcohol dehydration

Elisa Isabel Garcia Lopez, Giuseppe Marci', Leonardo Palmisano, Igor Kritsov, Farnaz Fazlali, Igor Kritsov, Ali Reza Mahjoub, Leonarda F. Liotta, Francesca Rita Pomilla

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The Keggin heteropolyacid (HPA), H3PW12O40 (PW12) has been supported on commercial boron nitride (BN) and two types of home prepared carbon nitride (C3N4). The supported PW12 was used in the gas-solid (photo)catalytic 2-propanol dehydration reaction to give propene at atmospheric pressure and temperatures in the range 70–120 °C and resulted more active than the pristine PW12. Reaction rate increased by increasing the temperature. Noticeably, the propene formation rate was higher by irradiating the catalytic system. The PW12/BN material resulted more active than PW12/C3N4. The acidity of the HPA cluster accounts for the catalytic role, whereas both the acidity and the redox properties of the HPA species were responsible for the increase of the reaction rate in the photo-assisted catalytic reaction
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104987-
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Volume112
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Keggin heteropolyacid supported on BN and C3N4: Comparison between catalytic and photocatalytic alcohol dehydration'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this