The rising demand for enhanced catalytic pathways for activation of small molecules has invoked the design and synthesis of metal-free heterogeneous catalysts. Despite the great potential of these catalysts, very few precedents have been reported. Thus, we have prepared two boron doped carbon nitride catalysts with neighboring surface active Lewis acidic (B) and Lewis basic (N) sites and undoped carbon nitride for hydrogenation of styrene under mild conditions. The catalysts have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Their catalytic mechanism is assessed by computational studies. DFT calculations reveal the favorable interaction of H2 with adjacent B and N atoms, where relief in the angle strain is the driving force for the reaction.

Metal free alkene hydrogenation by B-doped graphitic carbon nitride / A. Dogra, I. Barlocco, A. Singh, F. Somodi, A. Villa, N. Gupta. - In: CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 2044-4753. - 10:9(2020 May 07), pp. 3024-3028. [10.1039/d0cy00488j]

Metal free alkene hydrogenation by B-doped graphitic carbon nitride

I. Barlocco
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A. Villa
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2020-05-07

Abstract

The rising demand for enhanced catalytic pathways for activation of small molecules has invoked the design and synthesis of metal-free heterogeneous catalysts. Despite the great potential of these catalysts, very few precedents have been reported. Thus, we have prepared two boron doped carbon nitride catalysts with neighboring surface active Lewis acidic (B) and Lewis basic (N) sites and undoped carbon nitride for hydrogenation of styrene under mild conditions. The catalysts have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Their catalytic mechanism is assessed by computational studies. DFT calculations reveal the favorable interaction of H2 with adjacent B and N atoms, where relief in the angle strain is the driving force for the reaction.
Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica
Settore ING-IND/22 - Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali
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